Pope Appoints Apostolic Administrator

Bishop Philip Boyce has been appointed apostolic administrator for Dromore.

The Pope made the appointment after Bishop John McAreavey resigned earlier this month over celebrating Mass alongside a priest who he knew was a paedophile.
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The late Fr Malachy Finegan has been accused of sexual abuse by 12 people.

Bishop Boyce is originally from Donegal.


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