The ordination of the new Bishop of Achonry has been postponed.

Bishop-elect Fr Paul Dempsey was due to be ordained on Sunday 19th April, but has requested that the Episcopal Ordination be postponed in light of the Coronavirus epidemic.

Fr Dempsey is hoping the ceremony will be rescheduled until sometime in the Summer.

In a statement to Midwest News, he said it's a difficult decision to make, but it would not have been appropriate to proceed with the ordination at this time.

In the meantime, he will continue to work as parish priest of Newbridge in Co Kildare.



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