Brendan Leahy nominated Bishop in Ireland

Brendan Leahy nominated Bishop in Ireland

A new step in the service of the Church


January 10, 2013.  Good news: the Pope has nominated Brendan Leahy as Bishop of Limerick, Ireland.  


A Professor of Ecclesiology at the IUS, esteemed by both professors and students, who were able to appreciate his sure competence in ecclesiology.  This news therefore, has been welcomed by all with great joy!


Since 2006 he has been professor of Systematic Theology at St. Patrick’s College, the Pontifical University of Maynooth (Co. Kildare).   Brendan Leahy completed his studies in Civil rights, pursuing academic levels of Bachelor of Civil Laws and Barrister at Law (1977-1980).  He embarked on formation to the priesthood in Ireland, which he completed later in Rome.


Ordained Priest in Dublin in 1986, at the Gregorian Institute, he pursued his Doctorate in Systematic Theology with a thesis on ‘The Marian Principle in the Church according to Hans Urs Von Balthasar,’ a topic on which he later wrote for the editing house Città Nuova by publishing the book ‘Marian Principle in the Church,’ contributing thus in making known a key point in the thought of the eminent Swiss Theologian.


Upon returning to Ireland, Leahy, after a first period as parish vicar at Clonskeagh, was nominated professor at the Institute Mater Dei of Dublin (1992-2006) and at the diocesan Seminary Holy Cross College (1992-1999).  Today he is also president of the Committee for Ecumenism of the Archdiocese of Dublin and Secretary for the Ecumenical Commission of the Irish Episcopal Conference.  Since 2006, he has been a correspondent for the Pontifical Academy of Theology.


Best wishes then for the new role: the academic community of Sophia stands beside the new Bishop!

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