Clerical changes announced

PACEMAKER BELFAST  06/04/2014'The new Catholic Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown,  who was installed in his role during a  ceremony  at  St Eugene's Cathedral in Derry  on Sunday.  Bishop McKeown was appointed by Pope Francis in February Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 06/04/2014'The new Catholic Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown, who was installed in his role during a ceremony at St Eugene's Cathedral in Derry on Sunday. Bishop McKeown was appointed by Pope Francis in February Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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The following clerical changes for the Derry Diocese were announced at this weekend’s Masses.

They will come into effect on Friday, September 5.

Fr. Francis Bradley, Priest-in-Residence Buncrana, will be PP Buncrana and Chancellor of the Diocese of Derry; Fr. Joseph Gormley, Administrator Holy Family, Derry, to be PP Creggan; Fr. John R. Walsh, PP Buncrana, to retire as Parish Priest and become CC Buncrana; Fr. Liam Donnelly, CC Limavady, to retire; Fr. Peter O’Kane, CC Steelstown and Director of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, to be Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Derry while remaining Director of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre;

Fr. Daniel McFaul, CC Creggan, to be CC Cappagh; Fr. Brendan Collins nominated as Chaplain University of Ulster (Magee), in addition to existing duties; Fr. Francis Lynch, Dominican Order, to be CC Urney and Castlefin; Fr. Dermott Harkin, on loan from the Diocese of Clogher, to be CC Ardstraw West and Castlederg; Fr. Łukasz Nizio, on loan from the Diocese of Lublin (Poland), to be CC Steelstown and Chaplain to the Polish community in the Diocese of Derry.