Ireland has a new bishop: Fintan Monahan!

Ireland has got a new bishop. Pope Francis appointed Fintan Monahan as the new Bishop of Killaloe. The new bishop is 49 years old and he has been serving as Diocesan Secretary in the Archdiocese of Tuam, when the appointment came.

Born on 23 January 1967, Fintan Monahan was ordained a priest on on 16 June 1991 by Archbishop Joseph Cassidy. He was appointed chaplain to Saint Jarlath’s College and diocesan secretary in 2006.

A fluent Irish speaker, Bishop Monahan is interesting in hill walking, jogging, cycling, swimming and gardening.