Bishop of Kilmore

Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore retires on health grounds

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Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore retires on health grounds

His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Leo O’Reilly as Bishop of Kilmore on health grounds.

Bishop O’Reilly tendered his resignation following the advice of his doctor and in advance of his 75th birthday on April 10, 2019.

A bishop is obliged by canon law to submit his resignation to the Pope by the time the bishop reaches 75 years of age.