The death has taken place of former Bishop of Elphin Christopher Jones.

Bishop Jones was 82 and died at his home in Sligo yesterday.

His successor in the Diocese of Elphin Bishop Kevin Doran said in a statement that the death of Bishop Christy is like the loss of a grandparent.

Bishop Jones was a native of Rathcroghan in Co Roscommon and was born on March 3rd 1936.

He was ordained to the priesthood in June 1962 and spent the first three years of his priesthood at St Muredach’s College in Ballina.

Following that he spent the rest of his ministry in Co Sligo and became Bishop of Elphin in 1994.

He retired in 2014.

In a statement Archbishop Eamon Martin said Bishop Christy was a man for others and was very committed throughout his lifetime to person-centred social services.

 

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