Statement by Bishop Francis Duffy on the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly

31 Dec 2018

For over twenty years Bishop Leo brought exemplary leadership to the people, priests, deacons and religious of the Diocese of Kilmore.  His calm, considered and inclusive approach generated a sense of care, direction and stability in Kilmore.  As a former diocesan secretary working with Bishop Leo, I experienced at first hand his wisdom, guidance and good humour.  Bishop Leo will be missed by those with whom he worked in his native Diocese of Kilmore as well as by his fellow bishops in the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

I wish Bishop Leo good health and happiness in his retirement.

+ Francis Duffy
Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois


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