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Archbishop Eamon Martin

NI bishops alarmed by Westminster’s reckless undermining of devolution

“Citizens deserve the fullest participation in the democratic debate about the legislation which governs it.”

2019.07.18.

Pope Francis appoints Fr Michael Duignan as Bishop of Clonfert

“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”

2019.07.16.

“This sculpture is much more than a work of art”

Archbishop Eamon Martin unveils new statue of St Oliver Plunkett by Dony MacManus in honour of martyrs yesterday, today and tomorrow.

2019.07.12.

St Oliver Plunkett is “a saint for the whole world”

Primate recalls “outstanding” example martyred Saint gave as the 350th anniversary of the appointment of Oliver Plunkett as Archbishop of Armagh is marked.

2019.07.09.

Armagh remembers Oliver Plunkett in triduum of prayer

New statue in Armagh Cathedral honours martyrs of the past, present and future.

2019.07.08.

Primate pays tribute to Irish Church Music Association’s ministry

“You know that when music of beauty is chosen, which is inspired by our faith, and is offered to God from the very best of our efforts, God can work through it to inspire the souls of others, nourish their faith, and bring them closer to him.”

2019.07.03.

Church leader to join thousands at pro-life rally

“The government has failed to put safeguards in place because they were in such a rush to legalise the most liberal abortion law possible.”

2019.06.29.

Eucharistic adoration to become more prevalent as Mass numbers decline

“In the future when weekday and even Sunday Mass is not available, some of you might be formed to lead a period of guided adoration with prayers, praise and sharing of the Word of God.”

2019.06.17.

National Evangelisation Teams marks 15 years in Ireland

“It is my prayer that all the lay faithful will realise that we are all called by Baptism and Confirmation to be a part of a new springtime for the faith.”

2019.06.08.

“Put out into the deep of the internet”

Seminar marking World Communications Day highlights new continent of the digital world as opportunity for mission.

2019.05.31.

Archbishop recommends five-a-day prayer diet

"I ask you to think of five different people, that the love of Christ may really take root in their hearts."

2019.05.27.

New papal edict on abuse is significant for the global Church

In order that the phenomena of sexual abuse, in all their forms, never happen again, “a continuous and profound conversion of hearts is needed, attested by concrete and effective actions that involve everyone in the Church,” says Pope.

2019.05.11.

Fr Michael Router appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh

Kilmore priest warns that the Church must never hanker for the certainties of the past but work towards creating a new expression of what it means to be Church in this time and this place.

2019.05.07.

“Seek to make a difference” Primate tells TCD students

“Seek to be remembered because you saved lives – even one life – by your empathy, your words, your actions," Archbishop Eamon Martin said at the Trinity Monday Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration at TCD chapel.

2019.04.30.

Sri Lankans in Ireland grieve loss of life and loss of freedom of religion

“Further militarisation has been called for in a country where the density of soldiers to civilians is one of the highest in the world” – Sri Lankan academic Dr Jude Lal Fernando of the Irish School of Ecumenics.

2019.04.30.

Divine Mercy prayers in Armagh for Easter Sunday bomb victims in Sri Lanka

Archbishop Eamon Martin will hold a special Mass of Remembrance at St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, on Sunday.

2019.04.27.

Easter message in Notre Dame inferno, says Archbishop of Armagh

If the story of salvation had ended on Good Friday, we would remain a people of despair, crying out as Jesus did on the Cross, ‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned us?’

2019.04.22.

The Church must change, says Archbishop of Dublin

Diarmuid Martin expresses distress and indignation at interim report on Mother and Baby Homes. “I find it hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember.”

2019.04.19.

Bells of St Patrick’s Armagh to be rung in solidarity with Notre Dame

Fr Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain to Paris Fire Brigade, was praised for his bravery in saving the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns from the burning cathedral on Monday night.

2019.04.17.

Archbishop Eamon Martin appointed administrator of Dromore

First priorities in the diocese will be a full briefing on safeguarding issues and encouraging positive pastoral initiatives and administrative developments.

2019.04.16.

Be fearless in your work to restore hope, Armagh Archbishops say in joint Easter message

“We can use the energy and power of Christ’s resurrection to bring hope and purpose into our own lives and into the lives of others.”

2019.04.14.

Tributes pour in for former Trócaire worker Sally O’Neill

“Sally was the heartbeat of Trócaire for almost 40 years. She was a truly remarkable person. She embodied our values.”

2019.04.09.

Bishops welcome Pope Francis’ publication for young people

“The early publication of the document is a welcome sign that Pope Francis recognises the urgency of a renewed emphasis on creating new young disciples of Jesus” – Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2019.04.04.

Archbishop asks for prayers following tragic deaths of Co. Tyrone teens

“When the lives of three young people are taken away so abruptly, and in the fullness of their youth and potential, we are left speechless and the grief is overwhelming.”

2019.03.19.

Primate’s St Patrick’s Day message highlights uncertainty over Brexit

Families across the island of Ireland - including those who live and work along the border and those who make their living from farming, business and haulage - have expressed anxiety about the future to Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.03.17.

Don’t let season of Lent pass in vain says Pope

Leave behind your selfishness and share your goods, appeals pontiff, by living three pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

2019.03.06.

People expect not “predictable condemnations” but “concrete measures”

Pope calls upon those present at vital safeguarding conference to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice” and to be concrete.

2019.02.22.

Abuse survivors are “precious members of the Body of Christ”

In a message issued ahead of the Vatican’s abuse summit this week, Archbishop Eamon Martin tells survivors, “I am truly sorry for what was done to you.”

2019.02.20.

Prayers and candles lit across the country yesterday for victims of sexual abuse

"I am hoping we in Ireland can share the terrible things that have happened here, so that other countries in the world that have not yet recognised or noticed among them that abuse is happening may be alerted."

2019.02.16.

There is still mistrust of Church in Ireland over abuse, says Primate

“The example of Ireland is a very good one if the Church would look at it more closely and extrapolate from it out to the wider Church and then from that into society, in areas where there are not good practices” – anti-abuse campaigner Marie Collins.

2019.02.15.
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