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Archbishop Michael Neary announces clerical changes for the Archdiocese of Tuam

Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, has announced the following diocesan appointments and retirements:

Very Reverend Paddy Gilligan, PP of Cong to retire;

Very Reverend Patrick Mullins, PP of Cummer to retire;

Very Reverend Enda Howley, CC of Monivea to retire;

Very Reverend Martin O’Connor, PP of Kilvine to be a member of the Cathedral Chapter;

Very Reverend Billy Reilly SP An Cnoc, to be a member of the Cathedral Chapter;

Very Reverend Ciarán Blake, returning from sabbatical leave to be PP of Cummer;

Very Reverend Declan Carroll, PP of Parke/Keelogues, returning from sabbatical leave to be PP of Cong;

Very Reverend Peter Suttle CSSp, to continue as Administrator of Parke/Keelogues;

Very Reverend Karl Burns, PP of Mountbellew to be, in addition, PP of Menlough.  The priests of Athenry will share responsibility for the pastoral and sacramental care in the parish of Menlough;

Very Reverend Hughie Loftus SP An Cheathrú Rua on sabbatical leave for one year;

Reverend Clement McManus CSsR, to be Administrator of An Cheathrú Rua for one year;

Very Reverend Angelo Joy OFMCap, Administrator of Kilconly, has been recalled to his Order;

Reverend Anthaiah Pudota, Knock Shrine, to be Administrator of Kilconly


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