Monday, 26 April 2010

New Diocesan Administrator

It is announced that Msgr. Brendan Byrne, P.P., has been elected Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin until the appointment of a successor to Bishop Moriarty.

Canon 421 §1 of the present Code of Canon Law states: "Within eight days of receiving notification of the vacancy of an episcopal see, a diocesan Administrator is to be elected by the college of consultors, to govern the diocese for the time being, without prejudice to the provisions of canon 502 §3."