Fr Brendan Hoban  said he was “not too sure” the nuncio was “the right man to appoint, effectively on his own, a whole phalanx of new bishops, five in the last few months and two others apparently in the pipeline, almost a third of the Irish episcopal bench, as we rather grandly call it”.

The role of papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown in the recent appointment of new bishops has been forcefully criticised by founder member of the Ass(...)