Bishop Andrew has offered condolences to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry following the death of Most Rev Dr Francis Lagan, who was a former Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese. Dr Lagan, who was 85, resigned 10 years ago last month. His death was announced this morning.
Bishop Andrew said: “I was very saddened to learn of the death of the former Auxiliary Bishop of Derry, Most Reverend Francis Lagan. Bishop Lagan was a faithful servant to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry. He was a gifted pastor and distinguished educator, who will be remembered most of all, perhaps, for his great gentility and kindness to all. I offer my personal condolences – and those of the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe – to Bishop Lagan’s family; to my brother Bishop Donal; and to the clergy and laity of the Diocese of Derry.”
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