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Archbishop O’Reilly to be officially installed

Former Bishop of Killaloe, Dr Kieran O’Reilly will be officially installed as the new Archbishop of Cashel and Emly today. The Mass of Installation will be held in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles at 3pm. Before the ceremony, Archbishop O’Reilly will be greeted by Monsignor Christy O’Dwyer, dean of the Diocesan Chapter and 12 men and women representing the deaneries of the diocese. Archbishop Dermot Clifford will then formally welcome his successor, Archbishop O’Reilly, to the diocese. The Apostolic Mandate Papal Bull of Appointment from His Holiness, Pope Francis, will be read for the people by His Excellency Archbishop Charles J Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland. Archbishop O’Reilly will then take possession of the Chair, or Cathedra, in the Cathedral. Archbishop Clifford will present Archbishop O’Reilly with the Book of the Gospels and the pastoral staff, symbols of the office of the new Archbishop. Archbishop O’Reilly will bless water coming from each parish of the diocese and then sprinkle the …

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Diocese faces delay for new bishop

It could take anything from a couple of months to two years to appoint a new Catholic Bishop of Killaloe, once the selection process gets underway in the new year. While the Diocese of Killaloe is officially a “vacant diocese” following the appointment of Dr Kieran O’Reilly as the new Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, he remains as diocesan administrator until his installation on February 8 next. He succeeds Archbishop Dermot Clifford, whose resignation, having reached retirement age, was accepted by Pope Francis. Fr Brendan Quinlivan, diocesan communications officer, said putting a timescale on a new appointment was difficult at any time, but, in this instance, it was further complicated by the fact that there are several other diocese where there are vacancies to the filled. Everything in the diocese remains in abayance until the new appointment. Eight days after the formal installation of Archbishop O’Reilly, the diocese’s seven-man College of Consultants will meet to select an administrator from among …

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Pope appoints Bishop O’Reilly new Archbishop of Cashel

  Bishop Kieran O’Reilly is looking forward to dealing with new challenges following his appointment as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. The former Bishop of Killaloe was promoted to Archbishop of Cashel and Emly-Elect by Pope Francis on Saturday in succession to Archbishop Dermot Clifford, who submitted his resignation on completion of his 75th year of age. Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly will remain on as Killaloe Diocese administrator until he is installed as archbishop in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles early in 2015. While no definite date has been confirmed concerning his installation as archbishop, it is expected he will be installed on February 8 next. “A new appointment brings with it new challenges but with the support of all those who will collaborate with me in my ministry in Cashel and Emly I know that we will rise to meet those challenges. ”My first task will be to come to know the Archdiocese, its people, its religious and its …

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