News archive 2017

Statement of Bishop Donal McKeown on the death of Dean Victor Griffin

I express, on behalf of the Catholic community in the Diocese of Derry, deep sympathy to the Church of Ireland community of the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe as well as the wider Church of Ireland family, on the death of Very Reverend Dean Victor Griffin.

Dean Griffin served for many years in Derry, from his ordination in 1948 through to 1969, both in Saint Augustine’s Church and, as Rector, in Christchurch.  Upon retirement as Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Dean Griffin returned to the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe, residing in Limavady.

Dean Griffin was committed to justice and peace issues, both globally in his opposition to apartheid in South Africa and locally in his work for peace on this island.

Through his death, Ireland has lost a faithful Christian minister.

May he rest in peace

+ Donal McKeown

Bishop of Derry

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