STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN
ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE
RESIGNATION OF BISHOP RAYMOND FIELD AS AUXILIARY BISHOP OF DUBLIN
Press Release Thursday, June 27th 2019
“On reaching his 75 birthday on 24 May last, Bishop Raymond Field offered his resignation from the office of Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin in accordance with Canon Law. Pope Francis has now accepted that resignation and the announcement was made this morning.
A native of Drumcondra in Dublin, Bishop Field attended O’Connell Schools and Holy Cross College, Clonliffe. He was ordained a priest in 1970. He ministered in Prison Chaplaincy, in Accord Marriage Care and later in the Defence Forces, becoming Head Chaplain to the Defence Forces in 1991.
He was appointed Titular Bishop of Ard Mór and Auxiliary bishop of Dublin in September 1997.
He is a barrister and has been called to the Irish and English bars. He was also a member of the first successful Irish expedition to Mount Everest in 1993 with Dawson Stelfox.
Bishop Field gave tireless leadership in the Pastoral Area assigned to him in the Archdiocese of Dublin, mainly in the rapidly developing area of North County Dublin. He was Diocesan Health Care Representative and led the preparations for the Diocesan World Day of the Sick celebrations since 2002.
At Episcopal Conference level Bishop Field has undertaken many roles particularly in the areas of Justice and Peace, Health Care and Migration.
I thank Bishop Field for his dedicated service within the diocese and wish him every blessing for the years to come.” ENDS