Saturday 17 November 2018

New Kildare and Leighlin bishop ordained

Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin Desmond Connell, lays his hands on the head of newly ordained Bishop Denis Nulty in the Church of the Assumption, Carlow Cathedral
Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin Desmond Connell, lays his hands on the head of newly ordained Bishop Denis Nulty in the Church of the Assumption, Carlow Cathedral
Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin placing the mitre on the newly ordained Bishop Denis Nulty in the Church of the Assumption, Carlow Cathedral.
Newly ordained Bishop Denis Nulty (left) straightening his mitre beside Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown
Mary O Sullivan kissing the ring of the newly ordrained Bishop Denis Nulty
Bishop Denis Nulty lies prostrate during the ceremony in the Church of the Assumption, Carlow Cathedral.
Bishop Denis Nulty greeting a gentleman after the ordination ceremony in the Church of the Assumption, Carlow Cathedral.
Bishops lay their hands on the head of the newly ordained Bishop, Denis Nulty during the ceremony.

By Michael McHugh, Press Association

Denis Nulty has been ordained bishop of Kildare and Leighlin and said it was a day of celebration.

More than 750 people crowded into the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow for the ceremony and others watched on large screens nearby.

Bishop Nulty said: "Today is a celebration of all that is good in a diocese - all that is so enriching in our church; all who gather today represent all that is good about parish and diocesan life."

He said it was a time of transition and profound change in his life.

"The uplifting music, the grace of the liturgy, the decoration of the Cathedral continue a proud Kildare and Leighlin tradition, which speaks volumes to native and visitor alike this day. To everyone I simply say thanks," he said.

He had been a parish priest in St Mary's in Drogheda in Co Meath before his appointment as bishop earlier this year.

 

Irish Independent

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