Bishop Router to be based in Dundalk
The newly appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh is set to be based in Dundalk, it emerged this week.
Bishop Michael Router has been given the Titular See of Lugmad, which is an ancient episcopal 'see'.
A native of Virginia, County Cavan, the new Auxiliary Bishop was appointed by Pope Francis last week to assist the Diocesan Bishop, Eamon Martin, Archbishop and Primate of All Ireland, in meeting the pastoral and administrative needs of the diocese.
The Archdiocese of Armagh includes almost all of counties Armagh and Louth, approximately half of County Tyrone and parts of counties Derry and Meath. It consists of 61 parishes and has a Catholic population of 267,803.
Auxiliary Bishop-elect Router (54) entered the national seminary of Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth, to study for the priesthood in 1982.
He was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Kilmore by Bishop McKiernan in Saint Matthew's Church, Maghera, in his native parish, on 25 June 1989.