Nenagh parish priest Fr Des Hillery has been appointed administrator of the Diocese of Killaloe following the installation of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly.
A diocesan administrator has responsibility for administering the day-to-day affairs of the diocese while a new bishop is awaited. Fr Hillery was appointed following a meeting of the College of Consultors of the Diocese.
“I am privileged to accept this new role and hope to continue the good work of Archbishop Kieran and Bishop Willie in encouraging us to respond to the challenges of the Gospel.
“I hope to do all that I can to facilitate the continued implementation of the Pastoral Plan for the Diocese of Killaloe which recognises our shared mission as brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ. I respectfully ask that the people of the diocese would keep me in their prayers as we await the appointment of a new bishop,” said Fr Hillery.