- Jan 15, 2021
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin says the Irish government’s mandate that religious services be limited to 50 people is “disappointing” and “strange.”
Ireland’s two Catholic primates have issued statements on the path to the resumption of public Masses on the Emerald Isle, both in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.
With all St. Patrick’s Day parades and events canceled due to restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic, most bishops and priests celebrated Masses via webcam or parish radio.
Ireland’s Catholic bishops have criticized the use of intolerant language when it comes to discussions around migration and refugees.