Cardinal Desmond Connell Passes Away

Cardinal Desmond Connell has died.

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said the Cardinal had been ill for some time, and ‘passed away peacefully during the night in his sleep’.

Desmond Connell was born in 1926 and served as Archbishop of Dublin from 1988 until 2004 before becoming Cardinal in 2001.


Funeral arrangements will be announced later.