Executive Committee Member – Bishop Donal

NAME: Bishop Donal Mc Keown
DIOCESE:  Diocese of Down & Connor
WORK HISTORY & MINISTRY: Bishop Mc Keown has been trustee of the Youth Commission since its inception in 1993.  He led the Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in 2002 (Toronto), 2005 (Cologne) and Madrid 2011.Bishop McKeown has  23 years experience of second-level education in Northern Ireland, having been a teacher from 1978 until he became president at St. Malachy’s College in Belfast in 1995.

He is currently a member of a number of Councils in the Irish Bishops’ Conference as well as Chairman of the National Committees for Vocations and for Youth.Bishop McKeown was appointed Titular Bishop of Cell Ausaille and Auxiliary Bishop in The Diocese of Down and Connor in 2001. His Episcopal Motto is ‘Veritas in Caritate’, the truth in love.