Sunday, 13 January 2013

A three year wait?

Not long ago, I wondered whether Brentwood was the diocese that Rome had forgotten. So far we have been waiting some 18 months for the appointment of a new bishop to succeed Bishop Thomas McMahon.

If Limerick diocese is anything to go by, we might still have another 18 months to wait. There would appear to have been a rather convivial gathering on the Cathedral steps in Limerick on Thursday to present Fr Brendan Leahy as the Bishop-elect. What does not quite emerge explicitly in the report I have linked to is Fr Leahy's engagement with the Focolare Movement.

Now if waiting another 18 months gives us a Bishop of Fr Leahy's background and calibre ....

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