Desmond Connell, Irish Roman Catholic cardinal, Died at 90


Desmond Connell was born on March 24, 1926, and died on February 21, 2017.

He was an Irish cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1988, Connell was an Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland.

He was one of a number of senior clergy to have been heavily criticized for inaction and for making misleading statements in connection with clerical sex abuse in Dublin.

Desmond was educated at St. Peter’s National School, Phibsboro, and the Jesuit Fathers’ second level school, Belvedere College, Desmond Connell studied for the priesthood at Holy Cross College, Clonliffe.

Connell studied Arts at University College Dublin (UCD) and graduated with a BA in 1946; he was awarded an MA the following year.

Desmond Connell passed away at 90 years old.