Thurles Curate Fr. Vincent Stapleton Appointed Diocesan Chancellor & Secretary.

Thurles Cathedral, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The following transfers and appointments have been announced by Cork born, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Most Rev. Kieran O’Reilly, DD.:-

(1) Congratulations to Roman Catholic Curate Rev. Fr. Vincent Stapleton, (Thurles and Bothar-na-Naomh), who has been appointed Diocesan Secretary and Chancellor. Fr Vincent will continue to reside in Bothar-na-Naomh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

(2) Congratulations to Rev. Fr. James Walton PP, (Ballybricken and Bohermore), who has now has been appointed as Parish priest to Gortnahoe and Glengoole, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Both new appointments will take effect from Saturday, August 26th next, 2023.

(3) The Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly also welcomes two priests from the Diocese of Mutare, Republic of Zimbabwe, Southern Africa.

Fr. Francis Mudungwe and Fr. John Makoni have now been assigned to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, by the Bishop of Mutare, Bishop Paul Horan, O. Carm, latter a native of Drangan, Co. Tipperary.

Archbishop O’Reilly has stated that he was delighted that an agreement, between the two dioceses, will now see benefits affecting both dioceses and he now extends a warm welcome to both Fr. Francis and Fr. John, while wishing them both well in their new ministries in Co. Tipperary.

Fr. Francis Mudungwe will take up his ministry as CC in the parish of Templemore, Clonmore and Killea; while Fr. John Makoni will take up his ministry as CC in the parish of Cashel and Rosegreen.


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