Galway Bay FM coverage of Archbishop Francis Duffy installation as Archbishop of Tuam – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune:


Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Archbishop Francis Duffy will be installed as the new Archbishop of Tuam in a ceremony to be held in the Cathedral of the Assumption this afternoon.

He succeeds Archbishop Michael Neary who was appointed in January 1995.

Francis Duffy, 63, from Cavan, will be installed as the new archbishop of Tuam in the Cathedral of the Assumption, in Tuam, during the celebration of mass from 2:30 p.m. He succeeds Michael Neary who was appointed Archbishop of Tuam this month 27 years ago, and later today, after handing over the mantle, will become Archbishop Emeritus of Tuam

In the interest of protecting public health, the congregation in the cathedral will be limited to 100 and will include immediate family members of Archbishop Francis and a number of close friends, His Excellency Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, apostolic nuncio in Ireland; Bishop Neary and a small number of bishops, including the bishops of the dioceses of the province of Tuam (Achonry, Clonfert, Elphin, Galway and Killala), members of the Council of priests of Tuam representing the clergy of the diocese and members of the College consultors to whom the letter of appointment of the Holy Father must be presented.

Lay people and religious living in the Archdiocese will be represented and participate, including Grace Lawless of the Pastoral Council of the Parish of Tuam, brothers and sisters Mai and Padraig O Connor of the Cathedral Youth Choir and Emer Kelly of the Cathedral Choir. from Tuam.

Banners and flags fly around the city and here at the Cathedral on this blustery January day, and the installation’s live broadcast from Galway Bay fm begins at 2.15pm.


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