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Pope Francis appoints new Archbishop of Dublin, Ireland


#Pope #Francis appoints #Bishop #Dermot #Farrell as the new #Metropolitan #Archbishop of #Dublin, in #Ireland.

#By #Vatican #News staff writer

#Pope #Francis on #Tuesday accepted the resignation of #Archbishop #Diarmuid #Martin, #Metropolitan of #Dublin, #Ireland.

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#At the same time, the #Pope appointed #Bishop #Dermot #Pius #Farrell as the new #Metropolitan #Archbishop of #Dublin.

#He has served as the #Bishop of #Ossory since early 2018.

#Brief biography

#Dermot #Farrell was born in 1954, in #Garthy, #Castletown-Geoghegan, #Co #Westweath, in the #Diocese of #Meath.

#He began his studies for the priesthood in #September 1972 at #Saint #Patrick’s #College, #Maynooth, and obtained a #Bachelor of #Science in #Philosophy in 1976. #He received a #Bachelor of #Divinity #Degree in 1979 and a #License in Theology in 1981, both from the #Pontifical #University, #Maynooth.

#He was ordained to the priesthood in #Castletown-Geoghegan for the #Diocese of #Meath on 7 #June 1980.

#He served as the #Curate in the #Cathedral #Parish of #Christ the #King, #Mullingar, before being sent to #Rome in 1985 to pursue doctoral studies at the #Pontifical #Gregorian #University. #He was awarded a #Doctorate in Theology in 1988.

#Returning to #Ireland, #Farrell was appointed #Curate in #Tullamore #Parish in 1989-1990. #He also lectured in moral theology at #Saint #Patrick’s #College, #Maynooth, and was named #Vice-President (1993-1996) and #President (1996-2007) of the college.

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#On 6 #June 1997 he was named an #Honorary #Prelate of #His #Holiness.

#Bishop #Farrell was appointed #Bishop of #Ossory on 3 #January 2018, and was ordained a bishop on 11 #March 2018.

#He was elected #Finance #Secretary of the #Irish #Bishops’ #Conference in #March 2019.

#Bishop #Farrell’s episcopal motto “#Our help is in the name of the #Lord,” is taken from #Psalm 124.



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