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Archbishop Richard Clarke

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.

Exhibition on Church of Ireland’s historical architectural drawings

Collaboration between Irish Architectural Archive and the Representative Church Body Library (RCB) is one of the Church of Ireland’s events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Disestablishment.

2019.05.07.

Ecumenical Way of the Cross highlights sufferers and their carers

Those who need support and those who provide support are foremost in our thoughts, says Catholic Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2019.04.19.

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.

Benedictine monastery in Rostrevor elevated to the rank of Abbey

Dom Mark-Ephrem Nolan, who has served the community as its Superior since 1998, was appointed as the monastery's first Abbot.

2019.03.12.

Archbishops urge faithful to think of the homeless this Christmas

“Think for a moment of what it would be like this Christmas to be without a home. To be without a place of shelter. To be out in the cold. To be on your own, living on the streets.”

2018.12.15.

Church leaders pay tribute to Good Friday Agreement in Rome

“There are no quick fixes,” but the accord “gave us the opportunity – the breathing space – to look for goodwill”: Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2018.05.23.

Archbishops commemorate Good Friday/Belfast Agreement

Joint Statement to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke

2018.04.09.

Church leaders oppose unrestricted access to abortion

Repealing the eighth amendment and introducing a liberal abortion regime will result in terminations not just up to 12 weeks but in some cases right up to the point of birth - Bishop Leahy.

2018.02.06.

Church leaders appeal for protection of vulnerable families

“So many parents in our society today feel that they are failing because they cannot provide security for their children” and many are reluctant to ask for help because of stigma and shame.

2018.01.02.

Share your safety and hope with others this Christmas

Catholic and Church of Ireland Archbishops of Armagh appeal to "seek to bring 'safety' into the lives of those around us".

2017.12.23.

Tributes flow to former Church of Ireland Archbishop, Donald Caird

“The flourishing of others was the heartbeat of his humanity,” says Archbishop Jackson.

2017.06.03.

Church of Ireland patrons concerned over school admissions proposals

“In recent years, faith schools have been poorly served, at times, by news media. Too often, there is a failure to ensure that hyperbole and opinion are counterbalanced with evidence-based facts.”

2017.04.14.

St Patrick the migrant

Let us think about Patrick the ‘unlearned refugee’ (as he once described himself), the slave in exile, Patrick the undocumented migrant – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.03.17.

Families, homeless and migrants in focus in Christmas messages

‘Healthy’ and ‘holy’ unease thinking of those suffering at Christmas challenges believers to open their hearts to people in need – the homeless and refugees, says Bishop of Kilmore.

2016.12.23.

Complexity and totality of Irish involvement in WWI recalled

Aim of Somme centenary pilgrimage is to instil “A sense of the futility of war and the importance of friendship, peace and understanding” - Primate.

2016.06.23.

Archbishops to lead Somme centenary pilgrimage

Pilgrimage commences with prayers at the Memorial Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin this morning and concludes at the Peace Park in Messines, Belgium.

2016.06.22.

CofI to undergo major review ahead of 2019

Church of Ireland must look beyond its own self-interest and its own survival to the future to which God is calling it: Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2016.05.13.

‘There is more than one narrative in 1916’

"We must live with a plurality of narratives, or our commemoration is a self-serving and disingenuous pretence” warns Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2016.04.25.

Wish others a ‘hope-filled’ Christmas and New Year

Church leaders issue messages for Christmas 2015 and urge people to become envoys of hope in the name of Christ, who was born in a stable in Bethlehem.

2015.12.16.

New book evaluates Ireland’s response to Vatican II

“I think it is profoundly unfortunate that the voice of the bishops is not heard in this book and I know that voice was sought" - Baroness Nuala O'Loan.

2015.11.28.

Service marks bicentenary of Battle of Waterloo

“The pity of war should never be far from our prayers and our thoughts at such a time as this” - Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2015.06.19.

Church support for lifting ban on gay blood donors

“It is very important that no group should be discriminated against being able to give organs or indeed to give blood,” Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.03.11.

Parishes urged to donate blood as a community

FleshandBlood (FaB) campaign launches in Dublin with the aim of mobilising parishes to become more actively involved in donating blood and organs.

2015.03.07.

Cathedral gift wrapped for blood & organ donation

Massive red ribbon launches FleshandBlood campaign highlighting the thousands of people who benefit from blood donation and the lives transformed by organ donation.

2015.03.03.

Church leaders appeal for blood and organ donors

"Your blood could help save a life" - Blood Transfusion Services need 30,000 new or returning donors each year.

2014.12.28.

Don’t take peace for granted: Archbishop Clarke

Church leaders attend ecumenical carols with students from both communities in Armagh.

2014.12.18.

Quiz political leaders on their vision of hope: Clarke

Church of Ireland Primate gives presidential address at Armagh diocesan synod.

2014.10.22.

Euthanasia can become a “duty to die”: Archbishop

On Church's Day for Life, Bishops cite inspiring example of Kerry teenager Donal Walsh and urge people to 'live life!'

2014.10.06.

Religious leaders react to death of Ian Paisley

Without Dr Paisley “peace would not have been delivered” - Cardinal Brady.

2014.09.13.
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