Bishop Martin Drennan to retire on medical grounds

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Bishop Martin Drennan

The announcement was made in Rome at 11am (Irish time) that His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Most Reverend Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh, and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora, on grounds of ill health and on medical advice. 

Bishop Drennan is stepping down from his position with immediate effect. The Diocesan College of Consulters will convene in the coming days to appoint a Diocesan Administrator who will oversee the administration of our diocese until his successor is appointed.

In a statement he said that "I want to inform you and, through you, the people in your pastoral care, of a significant decision I have made.


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