Tuesday 23 June 2009

A bishop's life in retirement

For Bishop O'Donoghue, there won't be too much time to sit outside reading the newspaper, even in retirement. Yesterday the diocesan website reported that he has been appointed as assistant priest in the parish of Bantry, West Cork. Bishop Patrick left Lancaster on 29th May, and since then has been staying with family. He will take up his new post on 3rd July. The appointment was made by Most Rev. John Buckley, Bishop of Cork and Ross, after Bishop O'Donoghue asked that he would find a parish where he could continue his pastoral ministry following his retirement from Lancaster. The report on the diocesan website can be found here.