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    Former emigrant chaplain dies

    By Noreen Bowden | July 10, 2008

    Cannon Paddy Curran, a former emigrant chaplain in London, was buried on July 5 after his funeral mass at the Church of the Holy Rosary in Castelbar. Archbishop Neary paid tribute to his work with emigrants in his eulogy, as reported in the Mayo News:

    From 1968 to 1970 he ministered in Belclare outside Tuam. It was a time when the haemorrhage of emigration was leaving communities lifeless in the west. Many of those emigrating at the time were ill-prepared. Some were not street-wise; poorly educated, many were very vulnerable. These were very close to Paddy’s heart,? the Archbishop continued. “Accordingly, he volunteered to work as an Emigrant Chaplain with our exiles in England, particularly in the London area and in Scunthorpe.?

    Read the entire article in the Mayo News.

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