Belfast Telegraph

Celebration as new bishop ordained

Denis Nulty has been ordained bishop of Kildare and Leighlin and said it was a day of celebration.

More than 750 people crowded into the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow for the ceremony and others watched on large screens nearby.

Bishop Nulty said: "Today is a celebration of all that is good in a diocese - all that is so enriching in our church; all who gather today represent all that is good about parish and diocesan life."

He said it was a time of transition and profound change in his life.

"The uplifting music, the grace of the liturgy, the decoration of the Cathedral continue a proud Kildare and Leighlin tradition, which speaks volumes to native and visitor alike this day. To everyone I simply say thanks," he said.

He had been a parish priest in St Mary's in Drogheda in Co Meath before his appointment as bishop earlier this year.

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