Bishop consecrated at Blackrock College
Today, for the first time in its history, Blackrock College enjoyed the distinction of a bishop being consecrated in the College Chapel. The clergyman consecrated was the Right Rev John Gerald Neville, DD, CSSSp, Bishop of Carrhae and Vicar Apostolic of Zanzibar. He is a former pupil of the school, born 1858 and ordained in 1886. He worked at the school until 1903.
There was a large gathering of clergy, as well as a number of public figures and people associated with the school. After the consecration, and a sermon that extolled the work of Irish clergy across Africa, a luncheon was held in the new Bishop’s honour. He will take up his new role in Zanzibar in the coming weeks.