New Limerick Bishop’s appointment confirmed

Bishop Michael Burrows

THE Church of Ireland House of Bishops has confirmed the appointment of the Rt Revd Michael Burrows as Bishop-designate of the United Dioceses of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe.

Currently serving as Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, his formal transfer is planned for Thursday, April 14.

Bishop Burrows was elected Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe by the Episcopal Electoral College on January 14.

He succeeds the Rt Revd Patrick Rooke (formerly Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry) and the Rt Revd Dr Kenneth Kearon (formerly Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe) who both retired last October, at which time the two dioceses were united.

He has served as Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory since 2006, and was previously Dean of Cork, Rector of Bandon, Church of Ireland Chaplain at Trinity College Dublin, and Curate in Douglas with Frankfield.

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