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Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Martin decries health system that fails children and elderly

“We live an era of astonishing progress in medical science” and have among us “doctors, nurses and carers of extraordinary quality and dedication” yet “so many aspects of our healthcare system are scandalous”.

2020.02.10.

Tributes to Archbishop Clarke as he retires

As a a representative of the inter–church structures in the public square, “he set a tone for reasoned debate and honest engagement that reflected the Christian call to be good neighbours".

2020.02.04.

‘Put people first’ bishops appeal ahead of Election2020

"The health system must put patients’ needs first, reducing waiting time for treatment and ending the indignity of an ill person being left on a trolley for long periods."

2020.02.01.

“Year of Reflection and Prayer” launched in Archdiocese of Armagh

Everything worthwhile and lasting in the life of the Church, and in life in general, begins with reflection, prayer and the invocation of the Holy Spirit – Bishop Michael Router.

2020.01.31.

‘Seamus Mallon was a giant of his time’

Mourners attending the funeral Mass at the Church of St James of Jerusalem in Co Armagh of NI's former Deputy First Minister and the former deputy leader of the SDLP were told he was “a man of deep faith”.

2020.01.28.

Pope Francis appoints Fr Paul Dempsey as the new Bishop of Achonry

A “gifted communicator”, the new bishop has served as Diocesan Youth Director and Director of Vocations and has hosted a successful religious affairs programme on KFM Radio and written a regular column in the Leinster Leader.

2020.01.27.

Church leaders pay tribute to Seamus Mallon

“A person of global stature" who gave his gifts unselfishly and tirelessly to serve the betterment of the whole community on this island, north and south: Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2020.01.25.

“Racism and intolerance are dangerous explosives” – Archbishop Martin

In their World Day of Peace homilies, the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin focus on racism, fear of the immigrant, ecological conversion, the Rosary and Brexit.

2020.01.01.

Be conscious of throwaway mentality this Christmas – Primate

“I can’t understand why people would choose to attack Greta Thunberg. She is passionate about what she believes; she is only a young girl and she is speaking prophetically to the world and what do we do – we attack her. We attack her message."

2019.12.24.

Primate calls for a rebuilding of trust in the wake of GE2019

Archbishop Eamon Martin urges people and parties of different political perspectives “to progress peace", tackle poverty and homelessness, tackle the pressure on hospitals and schools, and "to promote a culture of life.”

2019.12.14.

Monaghan parish priest appointed new executive secretary of Bishops’ Conference

"I thank him for his outstanding service to date in our Diocese and know that you will all join with me in wishing him every blessing in his new role" – Bishop Duffy.

2019.12.07.

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference discusses refugees, homelessness and Advent

"We encourage all Catholics to make time during the season of Advent to celebrate and receive the gift of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation” – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

2019.12.06.

Message from bishops in Northern Ireland ahead of Westminster General Election

"Voters have a duty to inform themselves on the position of election candidates in respect of their willingness to support and cherish equally the lives of mothers and their unborn children" – bishops in Northern Ireland.

2019.12.06.

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Liturgy of Witness

Eighty percent of all acts of religious persecution around the world today are being committed against Christians – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.11.29.

Eyewitness account of Christian persecutions to be given in Enniscorthy

“Our brothers and sisters in Nigeria have been facing an ongoing onslaught from extremists wanting to eradicate the Christian Faith.”

2019.11.26.

4,305 Christians killed for their faith between 2017 and 2019

Bishop Michael Router launched ‘Week of Witness’ in St Patrick's Cathedral Armagh on Sunday and invited Christians to stand in solidarity with the "heroic example of our persecuted brothers and sisters in faith across the world".

2019.11.25.

Maynooth poised for dynamic role in 21st century as it celebrates 225th anniversary, says primate

"Maynooth’s potential for encounter and exchange is unique: three partner institutions, side by side on this historic campus, perfectly situated in one of most attractive towns in this country - the possibilities for study, research, community building and dialogue are endless."

2019.11.10.

RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne will be remembered for generations, says Archbishop of Armagh

Archbishop Eamon Martin described Gay Byrne as a gifted and groundbreaking broadcaster who will be remembered and quoted for generations.

2019.11.05.

Church of Ireland Primate announces his retirement

Archbishop Richard Clarke, who is 70, will continue to carry out all duties and responsibilities until 2nd February 2020. After that date, the Church of Ireland House of Bishops will consider the selection of a successor.

2019.11.03.

Prayers for Purfleet: Archbishop of Armagh appeals for help to end human trafficking

“Let us resolve to raise awareness, to keep our eyes open and to cooperate at all levels of society for an end to this evil in our midst,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh.

2019.10.28.

New Bishop of Clonfert consecrated in Loughrea

‘God is real, Christ is alive, He is present, He wants to befriend each one of us, forgive us, heal us, free us, involve us in the loving community of faith and make our lives better,’ said Bishop Michael Duignan in his first address as a member of the Irish hierarchy.

2019.10.14.

Laudato Tree project aims to create corridor of trees across Africa

“I think this project could especially catch the imagination of the young people of Ireland, in their youth groups, schools, colleges and workplaces,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.10.06.

“It is time to revive our missionary genes”

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches the Extraordinary Month of Mission and urges dioceses, congregations and young people to support the ‘Laudato Tree’ project.

2019.10.02.

Primate pleads with NI’s politicians to return to Stormont

Church leaders join forces in a bid to halt "barbaric abortion legislation”.

2019.10.01.

Primate to lead special prayer service ‘For Ireland and for Humanity’

Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to the faithful to join him in commemorating two papal visits at the Papal Cross near Drogheda, Co. Louth.

2019.09.27.

Primate makes fresh appeal over NI’s ‘Disappeared’

Out of the 16 people who ‘disappeared’ during the Troubles, 3 have still to be found: Columba McVeigh, Joe Lynskey and Robert Nairac.

2019.09.24.

Tributes paid to the late Bishop Séamus Hegarty

"His concern for Irish emigrants around the world was constant and heartfelt."

2019.09.22.

March for their Lives protests Northern Ireland abortion law

"More than 20,000 people, from every tradition, attended the March because people are outraged that Westminster has hijacked our democratic process and has sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland."

2019.09.09.

Archbishop recalls Nazi invasion of Poland on 80th anniversary

“You, the Polish people, have known first-hand the horror and demeaning impact of the Second World War.”

2019.09.02.

Archbishop prays for man injured in Dundalk cemetery incident

The incident is “an opportunity for all of us just to think how fragile our lives are. We have to look after each other and take care of each other at all times.”

2019.07.23.
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