Election of Diocesan Administrator in the Diocese of Raphoe

25 Mar 2024

Following the transfer of Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ to the Diocese of Down and Connor, which took effect on 19 March 2024, the College of Consultors of the Diocese of Raphoe have elected the Monsignor Kevin Gillespie as Diocesan Administrator. 

The Diocesan Administrator has a caretaker role to ensure the basic administration of the diocese until a new Bishop is appointed.  A native of Gaoth Dobhair, Monsignor Gillespie is currently the Administrator of Saint Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.  Previously Monsignor Gillespie served as curate in Baile na Finne and at Saint Eunan’s Cathedral before working for a period at the Congregation for Clergy in Rome.

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