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Papal visit announcement to coincide with installation of new Bishop of Galway

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

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The ceremonial installation of Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway is expected to coincide with the official announcement of the papal visit by Pope Francis to Ireland.

The ceremony will take place at Galway Cathedral on the afternoon of February 11 and is expected to be attended by a virtual who’s who of the Catholic hierarchy in Ireland.

However, there is speculation that the high profile event will coincide with the announcement of the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland next August. The papal visit, to coincide with the World Meeting of Families which the Archdiocese of Dublin is hosting, has not yet been confirmed, but high level talks are taking place in the Vatican to draw up the itinerary for what would be only the second ever papal visit to Ireland.


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