The Annual General Meeting 2016 at Salthill, Galway Bay, included the election of the Society's new President, Very Rev Paul Churchill, General Secretary, Rev James O'Kane, Treasurer, Fr. Brian McLean, and three Committee Members, Rev Simon Blakesley, Rev Kristian Paver & Rev Joseph Rooney.
Congratulations to those who were elected, and thank you to those who were open to running in this year's election.
The Society offers its gratitude to Mgr Gordon Read for his presidency over the past three years. Mgr Read will continue as Trustee of the Society.
Very Reverend Paul Churchill is a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin and currently Judicial Vicar of the Dublin Regional Marriage Tribunal. A member of the Canon Law Society for many years, Fr Churchill obtained a doctorate in the area of the Procedural Law of the 1983 Code in 1993 from the Gregorian University, Rome. Fr Churchill has served as vice-chancellor, member of Advisory Panel of his diocese for dealing with complaints against clergy, and assists bishops and religious superiors on matters pertaining to accusations against clergy, as well as having acted as Advocate for many accused priests.
Please join the Society in extending warm congratulations to Father Churchill!