Archbishop Michael Crotty with Archbishop Paul Gallagher (2nd on left), the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States and the principal ordaining prelate for the Ordination ceremony with the co-consecrating prelates, Bishop William Crean (Bishop of Cloyne) and Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland. (Picture: Denis Hyland Photography)

Following the appointment of local priest Rev. Monsignor Michael F Crotty, of the Diocese of Cloyne, as the apostolic nuncio to Burkina Faso, his elevation to the dignity of archbishop and his appointment to the titular See of Lindisfarne, this past week was a very joyful and important one for the new archbishop, his family and Mitchelstown parish.

He was ordained to the Episcopate in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh on Saturday, August 15 in the presence of family and parish representatives.

This ceremony was to have taken place in Rome earlier in the year, but due to Covid-19 it had to be deferred.

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