In a statement this morning the Archdiocese of Dublin announced the death of Cardinal Desmond Connell, Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin. The statement reads:
“The death is announced of Cardinal Desmond Connell. Born in 1926, he was Archbishop of Dublin from to 1988 until 2004 and Cardinal since 2001.
“Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said that Cardinal Connell, who had been ill for some time, passed away peacefully during the night in his sleep.
“Funeral arrangements later.”
End of statement
Click here for a personal reflection on Cardinal Connell by Father Damien McNeice