Archbishop of Dublin pays tribute to Bishop Brian Hannon


The Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, has paid tribute to Bishop Brian Hannon whose death was announced this morning, Monday January 10.

Archbishop Jackson succeeded Bishop Hannon as Bishop of Clogher.

“It is with great sadness that we learn today of the death of The Right Reverend Brian Hannon, formerly Bishop of Clogher.

“Bishop Hannon and his wife Maeve loved the Diocese of Clogher and its people ever since he came to Enniskillen as Rector and Dean.

“He was renowned as someone to whom community at its most extensive mattered and he played his part ecumenically, not only in Ireland but internationally.

“I had the pleasure and privilege of succeeding him as bishop in 2002 and of doing my best to carry forward his legacy of faithfulness and vitality in a cross-border diocese.

“Our prayers and thoughts today are with his wife Maeve and their three sons Desmond, Brendan and Neil and their families along with all the people of the diocese who mourn his passing and grieve their loss of him and all he gave so generously in service and in leadership,” added Archbishop Jackson.