Bishop Kevin Doran congratulates Father Donal Roche on his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin

05 Mar 2024

Caption Father Donal Roche, outside of Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin, is congratulated by a parishioner after Mass today following his appointment by Pope Francis as the new Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin (Catholic Communications Office archive)

Statement by Bishop Doran
I was delighted, this morning, to hear news of the appointment by Pope Francis, of Father Donal Roche, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin.
During my years as a priest in Dublin, I had the pleasure of working closely with Donal in the pastoral care and promotion of vocations.  I particularly valued his gift of encouragement, which will serve him well in his new ministry as a Bishop.
Bishop-elect Donal has a very wide range of pastoral experience, both in the pastoral care of young people and in parish ministry.  As he takes up his new mission, I look forward to working with him again, and I wish him every blessing. 

  • Bishop Kevin Doran is Bishop of Elphin