- Nov 26, 2020
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.
Irish Catholic leaders met with the Republic of Ireland’s prime minister on Wednesday evening to discuss the latest anti-COVID-19 measures, which have suspended public worship in the country.
An Irish priest banned from public ministry for the past eight years due to his theological views says the Vatican “may well have done me a favor.”
Ireland’s four Catholic archbishops have requested a meeting with the country’s prime minister to raise concerns about the fact that it is the only place in Europe where public worship has been suspended in response to a fresh wave of COVID-19.
Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have sent a letter to world leaders including Nancy Pelosi and the U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland to urge them to use their influence to make sure the Good Friday Agreement isn’t a casualty of Brexit.
Ireland’s bishops say they “fully support the guidance of the public health authorities” after public worship was suspended in the Republic on Wednesday due to a spike in cases of COVID-19 cases.