|Archbishop O'Reilly seated at the cathedra flanked by Archbishop Charles Brown |
(papal nuncio) and Archbishop-emeritus Clifford
As a new archbishop, we note that there will at least one Irish archbishop to have the pallium bestowed this year although following the changes introduced by Pope Francis two weeks ago, the imposition of the pallium will be done in Cashel by the papal nuncio at a future date. [You can find out more about the changes in the ceremony of the pallium here].
As one of the four Irish archbishops Archbishop Kieran will be one of the trustees of the Pontifical College in Maynooth, one of the trustees for the Irish College in Rome, trustee of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick and St Patrick's College in Thurles. Traditionally the archbishop of Cashel & Emly is also one of the patrons of the GAA following on from Archbishop Thomas Croke who helped in the establishment of the GAA.
You can read more about the installation ceremony from the monks of Glenstal here (an interesting aside while Murroe and Glenstal are in county Limerick, they fall within the diocese of Cashel & Emly).
More photos from the day available HERE.