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Bishop of Clogher Liam McDaid resigns on health grounds

The Catholic Bishop of Clogher, Liam McDaid, who has resigned on the health grounds
Image caption The Catholic Bishop of Clogher, Liam McDaid, who has resigned on the health grounds

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Catholic Bishop of Clogher, Liam McDaid.

Dr McDaid has resigned his position on the grounds of ill health.

He has been a priest since 1968 and a bishop since 2010.

In a statement the Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor said Dr McDaid "has served and supported his priests and all those entrusted to his care with a remarkable capacity for empathy and with a Christian heart".

"I wish Bishop Liam every happiness in his retirement and look forward to our continued friendship in the years ahead," he added.

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