Comments of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop Martin noted that Bishop Drennan had won great respect from the priests and people since his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin in 1997 for his pastoral ministry and preaching of the Gospel. Bishop Drennan has dedicated himself to providing pastoral and spiritual support to priests, especially in the specific area of the Diocese assigned to him.
Bishop Drennan’s biblical, theological, spiritual, human qualities and personal integrity will be missed in Dublin. Archbishop Martin prayed that these same qualities may now flourish in the new pastoral challenges opening in the Diocese of Galway.
At the same time, Archbishop Martin expressed his best wishes to Bishop James McLoughlin, outgoing Bishop of Galway, praying that his health may improve to allow him to enjoy many years of fruitful retirement.