BISHOP of Killaloe Fintan Monahan is well known for his use of social media in what can be described as the traditional realm of the Catholic Church.

This in itself is not altogether unusual, with Pope Francis himself having 18.3 million followers on Twitter.

Bishop Fintan has well over 10,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Not bad!

That much being said, he’s after taking it to a whole other level.

An eagle eyed Clare Echo reporter was scrolling through Twitter when they spotted something awesome.

Bishop Fintan had posted a picture of a virtual pastoral planning meeting. Nothing ususal there. But upon closer inspection, it was discovered that Bishop Fintan had changed his Zoom background to a picture of the Kilkee Cliffs.

This is brilliant for so many reasons.

Bishop Fintan upgrades his Zoom background

Number one, we didn’t know you could do that. Number two, we love the Kilkee Cliffs, they’re stunning and completely overrated. Number three, he looks like he’s in a Westlife music video. Number four, Bishop Fintan not afraid to show his lighthearted side.

Speaking to The Clare Echo, Bishop Fintan commented: “I love the cliff walks in Kilkee both the one above the Diamond Rocks Café and the other side of the town. Spectacular and incredible scenery!  I regularly post shots from the cliffs so have a great stock of them!”

No doubt the Kilkee Cliffs will be one of the first ports of call for Bishop Fintan when the government restrictions are lifted.

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