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His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Father Michael Duignan, a priest of the Diocese of Elphin, as the new Bishop of Clonfert. The news of this announcement is embargoed and will be made public today at 12.00 noon in the Vatican (11.00am Irish time)...

Good Morning! Thank you for coming here today, I very much appreciate your warm welcome.
“Quo Vadis”
After His Excellency, Archbishop Okolo, broke the news to me that the Holy Father would like me to become the next Bishop of Clonfert to say I was shocked, would be an understatement...

At the time of my appointment as bishop in April 1988, Ronald Reagan was President of the U.S.A. Mikael Gorbachev was in charge of the U.S.S.R. and the Berlin Wall looked impregnable. As all these have changed, it is inevitable that there is a change in Clonfert as well!...

Joining with the bishops of the Metropolitan Province of Tuam, I extend a very warm welcome to Rev. Michael Duignan on his appointment to succeed Bishop John Kirby as Bishop of Clonfert...

I am delighted to hear the news that Pope Francis has appointed Dr. Michael Duignan to be the next Bishop of Clonfert. I have known Father Michael for over twenty-five years, and we worked together on the formation of Permanent Deacons long before my appointment as Bishop of Elphin...

Archbishop Eamon Martin has congratulated Father Michael Duignan of the Diocese of Elphin on his appointment by Pope Francis as Bishop of Clonfert. Archbishop Eamon also expressed his gratitude to Bishop John Kirby whose resignation as Bishop of Clonfert was accepted by Pope Francis...

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