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Bishop Francis Duffy reopens Saint Mel’s Cathedral five years after devastating fire

 

Today in Longford town Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnois, reopened a restored Saint Mel’s Cathedral five years after a devastating fire destroyed the interior of the building, most of its furnishings and fittings, and the roof on Christmas Eve/Christmas morning in 2009. Please see below the reopening schedule for Masses, and public viewings, which will take place in Saint Mel’s Cathedral over the coming days. There follows the addresses delivered at the press conference this morning to mark the reopening of the Cathedral.


- Address by Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Armagh & Clonmacnois

 

- Address by Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Bishop Emeritus of Armagh & Clonmacnois

 

- Address by Father Tom Healy, Administrator, Saint Mel’s Cathedral

 

- Address by Mr Seamus Butler MCC, chair of the Cathedral Project Committee

 

- Address by Niall Meagher (Managing Director, Interactive Project Managers, IPM)

 

- Address by Mr Colm Redmond, lead architect, Fitzgerald, Kavanagh and Partners

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Today in Longford town Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnois, reopened a restored Saint Mel’s Cathedral five years after a devastating fire destroyed the interior of the building, most of its furnishings and fittings, and the roof on Christmas Eve/Christmas morning in 2009. Please see below the reopening schedule for Masses, and public viewings, which will take place in Saint Mel’s Cathedral over the coming days. There follows the addresses delivered at the press conference this morning to mark the reopening of the Cathedral.

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ACCORD, Catholic Marriage Care Service, is an Agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference. It has centres located throughout the dioceses of Ireland. Its ministry is primarily concerned with supporting the sacrament of marriage by helping couples as they prepare for marriage and offering support to them in their marriage relationship.

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Safeguarding Children : Policy and Procedures - Revised

Tuesday, 8th April 2014

Bishop Francis Duffy has launched the revised Child Safeguarding Policy for the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois in St. Mel’s College, Longford.

- Revised Policy & Standards

- Safeguarding Forms

 
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Safeguarding Children - Contacts | Safeguarding.ie | Child Safeguarding - Policy & Standards - Revised (pdf, 10MB)
 
The Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois
Diocesan Office,
Ballinalee Road.
Longford.
Co. Longford.
Telephone : 043-3346432
 
Fax : 043 - 3346833
 
Email : ardaghdi@iol.ie