New Derry Bishop drops into ‘Journal’ offices

The new Bishop of Derry, Dr Donal McKeown, today paid a visit to the offices of the city’s most historic newspaper.

Dr McKeown told staff at the Derry Journal that he was enjoying the new challenge.

The new Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown

The new Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown

When his appointment was first revealed, Dr McKeown said he wanted to meet people across the diocese, adding: “I’m open to hearing their stories and allowing them to teach me the things I need to hear. I have an awful lot to learn, not just about where Rosemount is or where the Waterside is but about life here and how people want to do beautiful things with their lives.”

So where better to start than visiting the Derry Journal, which has been serving the city since 1772?