This is the largest diaconate ordination class from the Pontifical Irish College in over a decade.  Monsignor Liam Bergin, , rector of the Pontifical Irish College, congratulated the new deacons and noted that the Irish College shared the joy of their families and friends who had come from Ireland and Slovakia for the ordination.

During the ceremony the six candidates took a promise of celibacy, obedience and formally undertook the responsibility of praying for the Church and the world.

The new deacons will be ordained to the priesthood in their home dioceses during the coming year.