Monday, April 22, 2013

Archbishop Eamon Martin: pledges to heal wounds of Disillusioned

THE cleric set to become the next head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has pledged to work to heal the wounds of those who have lost trust in the institution.

Eamon Martin delivered a call for renewal in the church as he was ordained into an interim post ahead of eventually succeeding current Primate of All Ireland Cardinal Sean Brady.

The Derry-born former teacher today became Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh and will act as an assistant to Cardinal Brady for at least another two years.

The 52-year-old takes up his new post after a period of unprecedented turmoil for the church in Ireland, during which its influence has been damaged by a series of clerical child abuse scandals.


Irish Independent

David Young– 21 April 2013