Archbishop Michael Neary delivered his final address as Archbishop of Tuam in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam, at the start of the Mass of Installation for Archbishop Francis Duffy as the new Archbishop of Tuam. This Mass was celebrated on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, 9 January 2022.
The Archbishop Emeritus of Tuam continued, “From the islands off the western seaboard to the island parish of Moore on the eastern boundary, you are the people from whom I have learnt so much. With you I have journeyed, we have prayed together, we have celebrated together, we have dealt with challenges together and, very briefly today, I want thank you for being the people that you are, for reminding me of the God whom I have been called and chosen to serve. For all of that I want to express my deep gratitude to you. And, because I know you so well, I am confident that your relationship with Archbishop Francis will be characterised by the same warmth, affection and joy.