- Feb 24, 2021
Catholic officials have asked the Irish prime minister to allow people to return to public worship during the Lenten season.
Ireland’s top prelate has called on political parties in Ireland to “recognize very differing perspectives” as the island marks the centenary of partition and the establishment of Northern Ireland.
Ireland’s Catholic primate is feels “embarrassed and guilty” about a report on religiously-affiliated Mother and Baby homes in Northern Ireland.
Archbishop Eamon Martin says Ireland’s Catholic Church shouldn’t be scapegoated for the dire conditions in the country’s mother-and-baby homes in the 20th century, noting the homes were commissioned by government authorities.
Ireland’s top prelate has “unreservedly apologized” to those mistreated in Church-run homes for unwed mothers after a scathing report issued by a government commission.
Northern Ireland’s decision to close churches for two weeks beginning Nov. 27 is a “great disappointment,” according to Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.