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."