His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Lawrence (Larry) Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher. The news of this appointment was made public at 12.00 noon today in the Vatican (11.00am Irish time).
Since 2013 Bishop-elect Larry Duffy has been Parish Priest of Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. He is a native of the neighbouring parish of Magheracloone where he was born in November 1951. Bishop-elect Duffy’s parents were the late Thomas and Elizabeth Duffy. He has three surviving siblings, his sister Anna and brothers Patrick and Peter. Their other brother Brendan died two years ago. Having completed his studies for the priesthood at Saint Patrick’s College, Carlow, he was ordained in Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, in 1976.
Since then Bishop-elect Duffy has served in various parishes of the Diocese of Clogher including Enniskillen, Castleblayney, Monaghan & Rackwallace, Ederney, Clones and Carrickmacross. In addition, he spent four years ministering in the Diocese of Kitui in Kenya. While in Africa he led the building of a new church in Mwingi in the diocese. Bishop-elect Duffy was also a keen supporter of religious communities in their setting up of schools in the Diocese of Kitui.
Bishop-elect Duffy was Vicar General of the Diocese of Clogher from 2013 until the retirement of Bishop MacDaid in 2016. A former player with Magheracloone Mitchells GAA, Bishop-elect Duffy is also an avid GAA fan and a keen golfer.
The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Duffy will take place on Sunday 10 February 2019 in Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan.