MONSIGNOR TIPPED TO REPLACE BISHOP HEGARTY

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: THIS is the priest being tipped to replace Seamus Hegarty as the next Bishop of Derry – Ireland’s fourth biggest diocese covering parts of Donegal, Tyrone, Derry and Antrim.Monsignor Eamon Martin was appointed Vicar General of the diocese just 16 months ago.Monsignor Martin had previously been Executive Secretary of the Irish Conference of Bishops.  He moved from that post to the new position last May. Monsignor Martin is a native of Pennyburn, Derry.  He entered seminary, after second level education at St. Columb’s College, Derry.He studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Mathematical Science from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, a Bachelor of Divinity (Honours) Degree, from St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with distinction) from Queen’s University, Belfast, a Master of Philosophy Degree from Cambridge University and NPQH from the Institute of Education, London.Monsignor Martin, 48, was ordained a priest in St. Patrick’s Church, Pennyburn, Derry, on 28 June 1987.  He served as curate in St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, from 1987 to 1989.  Following this, he completed his one-year Post Graduate Certificate in Education, before being appointed to teach at St. Columb’s College, Derry, where he subsequently became President, in the year 2000.He directed the college as President until 2008, when he was appointed Executive Secretary of the Irish Conference of Bishops. He is said to be well-liked by the priest of the diocese and is said to be very progressive.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comMONSIGNOR TIPPED TO REPLACE BISHOP HEGARTY was last modified: November 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bishop of derrydonegaldaily.comfather eamon martinlast_img

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