Saturday, 27 September 2014

Bishop Kieran Resigns

Bishop Kieran Conry has offered his resignation as Bishop of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. In a statement he said:

Statement by Bishop Kieran Conry
I am sorry to confess that, going back some years, I have been unfaithful to my promises as a Catholic priest. I would like to reassure you that my actions were not illegal and did not involve minors.

As a result, however, I have decided to offer my resignation as bishop with immediate effect and will now take some time to consider my future.

I want to apologise first of all to the individuals hurt by my actions and then to all of those inside and outside the diocese who will be shocked, hurt and saddened to hear this.

I am sorry for the shame that I have brought on the diocese and the Church and I ask for your prayers and forgiveness.

There will be no further comment.


  1. My heartfelt prayers are with Kieran Conry in this time of trouble and for my beloved diocese. May God heal all wounds.

  2. Good that His Excellency fessed up.

    With regards to the future he spoke of, he should start by retreating to a quiet place where he can be alone with God and where he can focus on being faithful to his vows 24/7/365.

    We must pray for our hierarchs. May God watch over the people and priests of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton and may God strengthen Bishop Conry's successor.

  3. A real shame, think many of the scandals in our church would be avoided if priests came into the job once they are maried and their own families grown up first. Yes priests might be 50 but that means we attract normal people with life experience