Ordination of Achonry’s new bishop has been postponed

Father Paul Dempsey, Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Achonry has announced the postponement of his Episcopal Ordination as Bishop of Achonry due to the Coronavirus.

The ceremony that was due to go ahead on Sunday 19th April will be rescheduled until sometime in the Summer. Father Paul Dempsey claims “This decision has been difficult but it would not have been appropriate to proceed with the ordination at this time.”

The decision has been made with His Excellency Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okola and the Diocese of Achonry.