Tributes being made to Bishop Christopher Jones

Tributes are being made to former Bishop Christopher Jones who has died at the age of 82

Known as Bishop Christy, he was ordained to the Priesthood in 1962 and became Bishop of Elphin serving the community and further afield for 20 years retiring in 2014.

He worked tirelesly in the community; in his time he was a teacher at Summerhill College, Chaplian of Saint Columbas Hospital, Director of Sligo Social Services as well as working with youth groups, the travelling community, Irish emigrants and promoting the development of rural Ireland

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran described Bishop Christy’s death like ‘the loss of a grandparent’ and that he will be remebered for his ‘care and friendship with those who were poor and most at risk in our society’

Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin says ‘Bishop Christy was a man for others, and was very committed throughout his lifetime to person-centred social services.’