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Archbishop of Tuam submits resignation to Pope

ARCHBISHOP Michael Neary has tendered his resignation to Pope Francis after serving 26 years as the head of the Tuam Archdiocese, with the process to appoint his successor due to commence in the coming weeks.

Dr Neary, who celebrated his 75th birthday earlier this month, was obliged to stand down in line with the requirement for all bishops to do so on reaching the age of 75.

Several bishops are being linked with the role, including former Tuam Diocesan Secretary, Bishop of Killaloe Fintan Monahan, and Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran.

Read the full story in this week's edition of The Tuam Herald, on sale in shops and online www.tuamherald.ie

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