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Bishop John Kirby announces diocesan appointments for the Diocese of Clonfert

Bishop John Kirby has announced the following diocesan appointments for clergy which will take effect from 24 August 2018:

  • Father John Garvey, PP, Ballinasloe, is on sabbatical leave for one year.
  • Father Bernard Costello, Chaplain Portiuncula Hospital to be Administrator Ballinasloe for one year.
  • Father Joe Long SPS, CC, Kilrickle to return to Saint Patrick’s Missionary Society.
  • Father John Hickey SSC, CC, Abbey to be CC Kilrickle.
  • Father Charles Nyameh, Jalingo Diocese, Nigeria, to be curate in the Parish of Loughrea.

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For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long +353 (0)86 172 7678 and Emma Sisk +353 (0)86 1456694

  • Bishop John Kirby is Bishop of Clonfert.

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