The episcopal ordination of Niall Coll at St Mary’s Cathedral Kilkenny

On Sunday January 22nd, over 800 people attended St Mary’s cathedral in Kilkenny to witness the Episcopal ordination of of Niall Coll as Bishop of Ossory Among the congregation were members of Bishop Coll’s family,who brought symbols of Episcopal office to the altar. Nialls mother Kathleen brought forward his episcopal ring while his father Willie and his sister Caitriona presented his Pastoral staff. Nialls brother Gerard presented the Mitre.

Principal Consecrator was Archbishop Dermot Farrell, while Co-Consecrators were Bishop Denis Nulty and Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ.

Pictured : Bishop Adrian Wilkinson, Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory with newly ordained Bishop of Ossory Niall Coll.

Full report next week in the Kilkenny Observer

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