BISHOP LARRY DUFFY CONGRATULATES BISHOP NOËL TREANOR ON HIS APPOINTMENT BY POPE FRANCIS AS APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO THE EUROPEAN UNION.
“I congratulate Bishop Noël Treanor on his appointment today by Pope Francis as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union. Bishop Noël comes into this new role at a critical time for Europe and the world. He brings to it a great depth of experience and competence, most especially through his involvement with COMECE, as President of Justice and Peace Europe and from his fourteen years as Bishop of Down and Connor.
“As a native son of the parish of Tyholland in this diocese, Bishop Noël brings with him the prayers and good wishes of us all. Through the intercession of St Macartan, may the Lord continue to guide him in his ministry.”
Bishop Noël Treanor is a native of Silverstream in the Parish of Tyholland, Co Monaghan. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Clogher in 1976 and served in both Monaghan and Enniskillen parishes. He was Secretary-General of COMECE (Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union) from 1993 until his appointment as Bishop of Down and Connor in 2008. Alongside today’s appointment, the Holy See has announced that he is being raised to the rank of Archbishop.