Bishop Fleming welcomes appointment of Archbishop Francis Duffy as Apostolic Administrator of Killala


I welcome the appointment of Archbishop Francis Duffy as the Apostolic Administrator of  the Diocese of Killala.  I wish him well in his work.  I offer him my ongoing prayerful support as he undertakes the additional pastoral responsibility of shepherding the people of God in this diocese, as well as in the Archdiocese of Tuam.

I also wish to thank the people, religious and priests of the Diocese of Killala for their prayers, goodwill, encouragement and unstinting support over the past twenty-two years of my ministry as bishop.  As I look forward to my retirement, I will keep all of them in my thoughts and prayers.