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Former Irish seminary president named bishop

January 04, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Dermot Farrell as bishop of Ossory. Msgr. Farrell, a moral theologian, led St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth from 1996 to 2007. He defended priestly celibacy in 2005 amid press coverage of clerical abuse that preceded his tenure.

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