A former Diocese of Kitui Minister from Ireland has been appointed Bishop of Clogher by Pope Francis.
Bishop-elect Monsignor Larry Duffy spent four years ministering in the Kenyan Diocese of Kitui. During his time in Africa he led the building of a new church in Mwingi in the diocese and was a keen supporter of religious communities who set up schools in the region.
The Primate of All-Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, welcomed the appointment, saying: “Bishop-elect Larry will bring to his role a wealth of pastoral experience having ministered in various parishes – both North and South – in the diocese. As Clogher is one of our neighbouring dioceses within the metropolitan province of Armagh, I personally look forward to working very closely with him at a local level. I have no doubt that Bishop-elect Larry will also bring his keen sense of pastoral priorities to bear on our discussions at the Bishops’ Conference, including the benefit of experience and wider perspective gained during his missionary placement in Kenya.”