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Raymond Field (bishop)

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Name  Raymond Field
Posthumous style  not applicable

Religious style  Bishop
Spoken style  Your Grace
Role  Bishop
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Reference style  The Most Reverend

Raymond W. Field (born 24 May 1944), is an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland.

Born in Dublin, County Dublin, he was educated at O'Connell's CBS, and went to Clonliffe College where he ordained a priest on 17 May 1970 for his home diocese.

He also trained as a barrister studying at the King's Inns and was called to the Irish bar he was also called to the English bar. He was also a member of the first successful Irish expedition to Mount Everest in 1993 with Dawson Stelfox.

On 28 May 1997 he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese and Titular Bishop of Árd Mór. He was ordained a bishop on 21 September 1997. The principal consecrator was Cardinal Desmond Connell; his principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Luciano Storero, and Bishop Laurence Forristal.

In November 2009, there were calls for him to resign from his post in the wake of the publication of the Murphy Report. On Christmas Eve 2009 at Midnight Mass, it was announced that Field and fellow bishop Eamonn Walsh had resigned.

In their joint resignation speech they said they had that "evening informed Archbishop Diarmuid Martin that we are offering our resignation to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, as Auxiliary Bishops to the Archbishop of Dublin. As we celebrate the Feast of Christmas, the Birth of our Saviour, the Prince of Peace, it is our hope that our action may help to bring the peace and reconciliation of Jesus Christ to the victims/survivors of child sexual abuse. We again apologise to them. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have so bravely spoken out and those who continue to suffer in silence." [1]

On 11 August 2010 it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI did not accept Bishop Field's resignation and that he would return to ministry within the archdiocese along with Bishop Eamonn Walsh.


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