Death of Bishop Roy Warke

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It is only a short while ago, in fact Christmas Eve, that Mrs Eileen Warke died.  

We are sorry to hear the sad news that Bishop Roy Warke passed away last night.

Bishop Roy was well known in our dioceses, and especially in the parish of Naas, following his retirement as bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.  We will miss them both greatly.

Bishop Pat Storey said, “I was deeply saddened to hear today of the passing of Rt Rev Roy Warke, former Bishop of Cork, and member, until recently, of Naas parish. Roy lost his wife, Eileen, just 19 days ago and our thoughts and prayers are with Ruth and Jane, who have lost both their parents within a few weeks. Due to Covid restrictions, people will not be able to pay our respects in the normal fashion, so I would ask your prayers for the family circle. Roy and Eileen were inseparable in life, and it seems fitting that they are now together again after such a short time apart. Roy was a man of great integrity, wisdom and sensitivity. He will be greatly missed.”

Please keep Ruth and Jane (daughters of Roy and Eileen), and their families, in your thoughts and prayers.