Pope appoints new Bishop of FernsThursday 02 March 2006 09.48
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr Denis Brennan as the new Bishop of Ferns.
Fr Brennan, 60, is the first local appointee to the diocese for a generation.
He is Parish Priest of Taghmon in Co Wexford and is the Diocesan delegate for child protection.
Bishop Brendan Comiskey resigned over his handling of clerical child abuse allegations in Easter 2002.