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Statement by the Archbishop of Dublin on the death of the Rt Revd Roy Warke

The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin, Bishop of Glendalough, and Primate of Ireland, has issued the following statement on the death of the Rt Revd Roy Warke, formerly Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross:

‘The death this morning of Bishop Roy Warke, so soon after the death of his wife Mrs Eileen Warke, is a source of great sadness to everyone who knew them.  Bishop Warke served in the Diocese of Down and Dromore, in the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough, and as bishop in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.  In retirement, he and Eileen lived happily in Naas, County Kildare, for many years, mid–way between their daughters Jane and Ruth.  We remember with gratitude everything that Bishop Warke gave with such generosity of spirit to the life of the Church of God and of the Church of Ireland. We mourn his loss along with all members of his family.’

The Rt Revd Roy Warke, pictured during his time as Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.
The Rt Revd Roy Warke, pictured during his time as Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

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