Welcome to the Bishop-Elect of Clogher Diocese from Bishop John McDowell


The Bishop of Clogher the Right Revd John McDowell.

The following statement was issued by the Right Revd John McDowell, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher.

“I have just learned that Monsignor Lawrence Duffy, currently serving as Parish Priest of Carrickmacross, has been appointed by His Holiness the Pope to be the next Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher.

'I want to congratulate Monsignor Duffy on his appointment and assure him of my prayers and those of his many friends within the Church of Ireland community. I share the joy of my brothers and sisters in Christ, the Catholic clergy and people of Clogher, that they have a Chief Shepherd to lead them in the years ahead. It is a double blessing that a priest of Clogher Diocese has been chosen to continue to serve the people who he knows and loves. No doubt there will be special rejoicing in Magheracloone that a son of the parish has been called into this vocation.

'I look forward to working with the new Bishop in the same spirit of friendship and service as I was fortunate enough to share with his predecessor Bishop Liam McDaid and pray that Monsignor Duffy will know the presence of the Lord as he prepares for his episcopal ordination”. Deo gratias.

The Bishop-Elect of Clogher Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church Monsignor Lawrence Duffy.