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Statement by Bishop Denis Nulty on the death of Father John Cummins RIP

Statement by Bishop Denis Nulty on the death of Father John Cummins RIP

It is with deep regret and sadness that I announce the sudden death of Fr John Cummins, Parish Priest of Abbeyleix, after a freak accident today with his car at the Parochial House.

My thoughts and prayers are with Father John’s loving mother, brothers and sister, his priest colleagues throughout the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, his team in Faith Development Services and ACCORD, Carlow, and, of course, his many parishioners in Abbeyleix whom he held in his heart so dearly.

At this time of profound heartbreak, I also remember his former colleagues at the Institute of Technology, Carlow, and the parishioners of Carlow Cathedral Parish.

Father John was much loved in the diocese and is a tremendous loss to all of us.  I will hold all of you in my prayers over these very difficult and lonely days.
 
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
+Denis Nulty
Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin
 
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