Irish Region News: Pope Appoints New Bishop to Diocese of Ossory
Mgr Dermot Farrell

Irish Region News: Pope Appoints New Bishop to Diocese of Ossory

The home diocese of the current General Superior of the Mill Hill Missionaries , Fr Michael Corcoran mhm, as well as Frs Philip o’Halloran mhm and Gerald Doyle mhm has received a new bishop in the person of Mgr Dermot Pius Farrell.

Mgr Dermot Farrell

Bishop-elect Dermot Pius Farrell

Bishop-elect Dermot Pius Farrell was born in Castletown-Geoghegan, in the county of Westmeath, on November 22, 1954. He carried out his studies in theology at Saint Patrick College in Maynooth, obtaining a licentiate in Sacred Theology.

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Meath on June 7, 1980.

After ordination he served as deputy priest of the Cathedral Church (1981-1985). He was then sent to Rome, where he obtained a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Upon returning to Ireland, he began to teach moral theology at Saint Patrick College in Maynooth, first becoming vice-president (1993-1996) and then president (1996-2007). On June 6, 2007 he was appointed as prelate of His Holiness.

From 2007 to the present, he has served as parish priest of Dunboyne, and since 2009, as vicar general of the diocese of Meath.

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