Archbishop Eamon Martin

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Emergency services attend the scene following an Oct. 7, 2022, explosion at a gas station and adjacent apartment building in Creeslough, County Donegal, in northwest Ireland that killed at least 10 people. Pope Francis in a letter Oct. 8, 2022, expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by the tragedy.

Pope Francis expresses condolences to victims of explosion in Ireland

Oct 10, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis has assured his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by an Oct. 7 gas station explosion in northwest Ireland. Read more

Stained glass of St. Patrick by C.E. Kempe in the church of St John the Baptist.

Bring Saint Patrick's peace and sympathy to Ukraine conflict, Irish archbishops say

Mar 16, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

This Saint Patrick’s Day is a time for prayer and action for peace in Ukraine and for all the refugees... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin holds a reliquiary containing relics of Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, Sept. 5, 2021.

All-Ireland Primate honors Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe

Sep 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Martin carried the Auschwitz martyr’s relics through the streets of a Northern Irish town. Read more

A pupil from Holy Cross Girls' School with a soldier from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

N Irish bishop criticizes UK plan to end inquests, prosecutions related to the Troubles

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The British government has announced a plan to halt all prosecutions related to the 20th century religious-fueled conflicts in Northern... Read more

All-Ireland Primate: Government revealed First Communion delay in ‘grossly disrespectful’ way

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Eamon Martin said the government’s decision marked a “complete reversal.” Read more

All-Ireland Primate: Pandemic a chance to ‘rescue’ real St. Patrick from shamrocks and green beer

Mar 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pandemic is a chance to rescue the real St. Patrick from things like green beer and shamrocks, Archbishop Eamon... Read more


‘It places Christ at the center’: All-Ireland Primate’s rosary crusade against COVID-19

Oct 9, 2020

By Luke Coppen

The Primate of All Ireland has launched a nationwide Family Rosary Crusade, encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary daily in... Read more

Armagh cathedral.

Primate of All Ireland calls for ‘outpouring of works of mercy’ on St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17, 2020

“In Ireland we have a strong tradition that God is at our side in time of trouble,” Archbishop Eamon Martin,... Read more

Pope Francis ordains a priest in St. Peter's Basilica, April 26, 2015.

Francis 'would be disappointed' by focus on priestly ordination of married men

Feb 13, 2020

The Archbishop of Armagh said Thursday that the pope's apostolic exhortation on the Amazon was foremost a call to preserve... Read more

Pro-EU Protester on the Peoples Vote March Holds a Large Homemade Sign About the Brexit Irish Border Issue.

Ahead of Brexit, Irish fear border tensions and split parishes

Oct 5, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic leaders fear a revival of border tensions in Ireland following Brexit. As the United Kingdom prepares for its withdrawal... Read more

Irish archbishop: The Christian vision of family is attainable

Apr 18, 2018

By Elise Harris

One of the leading organizers of this year's World Meeting of Families has said the gathering aims to show the... Read more

An Irish virtual calendar for an authentic Advent

Nov 28, 2017

By Perry West

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, and Primate of All Ireland, has launched a 2017 virtual Advent calendar, saying... Read more

Want to engage secular culture? An Irish bishop provides a guide.

May 9, 2017

Neither the narrow narrative against religion nor the real failings of the Church should define the role of Catholics in... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a woman and her unborn child at a Jubilee Audience in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 30, 2016.

Irish archbishop: seek a 'revolution of tenderness', not legal abortion

Oct 4, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

For Ireland’s leading archbishop, Pope Francis’ call for a “revolution of tenderness” is a ch  Read more

The Opening Mass of the Synod on the Family, Oct. 4, 2015.

Don't 'regionalize' Church teaching on marriage, says Irish archbishop at synod

Oct 15, 2015

Catholic teaching on marriage and the family is universal, not something local bishops’ conferences can decide for themselves, an Irish... Read more