Posted by SCMO on 31st May 2013 in Christianity |
Pope accepts Bishop Devine's resignation
Pope Francis had today, 31 May 2013, accepted the resignation
of Bishop Joseph Devine, as Bishop of Motherwell.Bishop Joseph Toal, Bishop of Argyll & the Isles will act as Apostolic Administrator until a successor is appointed.Commenting on the announcement, Bishop Devine said; 30 years is around 11,000 days and well over 10,000 of these days have been very happy ones for me. Of course there have been sad days, days in which I presided at the funerals of over 80 priests, 3 of them were barely 40 years old. But after such a long time in office I will be very glad, like the old soldier, simply to fade away. I wil...