Surprise as new Bishop of Meath comes from Cork

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Following months of speculation, the Diocese of Meath has a new bishop-elect, who will succeed Bishop Michael Smith, the longest serving bishop in Ireland.

The new Bishop is Very Rev. Canon Thomas Deenihan from the Cork and Ross Diocese, who celebrates his 51st birthday on Wednesday of this week, 21 June, and is thought to be the first priest from Co. Cork ever appointed as bishop in the Meath diocese.

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