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# archbishop - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin criticises anti-mask demonstrations

He said that “behind outward talk of respecting individual liberties there was also strain of negation of the virus”.

# archbishop - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Calls for younger Catholic volunteers to help start Masses in churches again

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that the reopening of churches will happen “slowly and tentatively”.

# archbishop - Monday 3 June, 2019

Archbishop says Dublin drug cartels will be stopped from 'exploiting' religious services

He said that religious services would no longer be used to “glorify” Dublin drug cartels’ images.

# archbishop - Monday 30 July, 2018

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian archbishop found guilty of abuse cover-up

When sentencing, the magistrate in Australia said Philip Wilson showed “no remorse or contrition”.

# archbishop - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Australian archbishop steps down after being found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

Wilson, who faces up to two years in jail, said today he was stepping aside from his church duties.

# archbishop - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse

Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.

# archbishop - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Archbishop Desmond Tutu quits as Oxfam ambassador in wake of sex scandal

A statement said he was “deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality”.

# archbishop - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# archbishop - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90

He died after a long illness.

# archbishop - Friday 23 September, 2016

"I can't understand how a family watches its members being knocked off and doesn't say 'we've got to stop this'"

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has described his distaste at the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud being seen in Dublin’s gangland.

# archbishop - Thursday 7 July, 2016

US archbishop says divorced Catholics should avoid sex, live 'as brother and sister'

Archbishop Charles Chaput issued a new set of pastoral guidelines for clergy and other leaders of the archdiocese.

# archbishop - Monday 9 November, 2015

Archbishop of Dublin in push for more non-denominational schools

Speaking this morning Diarmuid Martin said that a number of Catholic schools had already adopted a proximity policy.

# archbishop - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Feeling of "bereavement" at gay marriage result - says leader of Ireland's Catholics

Eamon Martin was asked about that “defeat for humanity” remark from the Vatican this morning.

# archbishop - Monday 25 May, 2015

90% of young Yes voters went to Catholic Schools - Diarmuid Martin

“The Church needs to ask itself when this cultural revolution began,” the Archbishop told Vatican Insider.

# archbishop - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants to make something clear: He's voting No

He says he doesn’t usually give his voting preference but is making an exception.

# archbishop - Thursday 1 January, 2015

'Ireland must do more to stop human trafficking' - Archbishop Martin

“Many of those who are trafficked and who live in small Irish communities feel trapped in a world which is heavily controlled.”

# archbishop - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Archbishop on IRA sex offenders: "Let the truth come out"

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has admitted the IRA “on occasion shot alleged sex offenders” – adding that the actions were “not appropriate” but “of their time”.

# archbishop - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Robbers target archbishop by accident... then abandon stolen crucifix

The items they stole were made of metal, and not gold.

# archbishop - Monday 7 July, 2014

Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'

The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.

# archbishop - Monday 23 June, 2014

Parents and teachers fight to keep 'the best school in Ballyfermot' open

One pupil from the De La Salle Primary School said “they’re trying to squash us all into one school but we won’t fit”.

# archbishop - Monday 9 June, 2014

Education Minister backs Archbishop's call for mother-and-baby homes investigation

Diarmuid Martin has called for a “full-bodied investigation” into all mother-and-baby homes.

# archbishop - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Even Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has something to say about GardaGate

“A culture of constant criticism of our police force is not good for society or for the economy,” he said.

# archbishop - Friday 21 March, 2014

Dublin priest sentenced to seven years in prison for child sexual abuse

61-year-old Fr Denis Nolan, who had been working in Wicklow Town and Rathnew until two years ago, was sentenced earlier in Bray.

# archbishop - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

That edge-of-seat All Blacks clash, the Iran nuclear deal, more details in the London slavery case… and a fun day for Fungi.

Martin speaks of Church's "all too slow response" to child abuse cases

The Archbishop of Dublin has been marking the 10th anniversary of the diocesan body set up in response to the scandal, and said that more needs to be done to reach out to survivors.

# archbishop - Monday 20 May, 2013

Catholic Church in Australia admits it has been slow to act on sex abuse

Australia is holding a government inquiry into how child sex abuse was handled, amid claims that about 620 children were abused by the Catholic Church since the 1930s.

# archbishop - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Archbishop Martin says the Church should not be 'gagged'

But he added the Catholic Church in Ireland needs to learn that it cannot expect people to do as they are told.

# archbishop - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaks of the 'critical juncture' of the Catholic Church

But he said “despite the difficulties of the Church in Ireland there are also so many signs of hope”.

# archbishop - Sunday 23 December, 2012

New COI Archbishop gives views on abortion, gay marriage

Archbishop Dr Richard Clarke said that he would be “as restrictive as one can with compassion and humanity” when it comes to abortion.

# archbishop - Friday 21 December, 2012

Gardaí investigate threatening letter sent to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

The letter warned Dr Martin to be “careful” on the streets because of his views on abortion.

# archbishop - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Church of Ireland enthrones new leader

The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke will be enthroned as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland today.

# archbishop - Monday 19 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# archbishop - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Church cannot be renewed through spin or PR - Archbishop

Only 30 per cent of Dublin’s Catholics are still practising, says Diarmuid Martin.

# archbishop - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Abuse victims remembered at opening of Eucharistic Congress

In his opening greeting, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said the past 50 years have been marked with a dark side.

# archbishop - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Archbishop calls for 'renewed' and 'more humble' Catholic church

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin made the call as he welcomed the new Papal Nuncio to Ireland in Dublin today.

# archbishop - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Cloyne's Monsignor O'Callaghan 'should have resigned', says Archbishop

Cloyne administrator Archbishop Clifford agrees that the man in charge of implementing church guidelines for child protection should have stepped down.

# archbishop - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Where is Bishop John Magee?

The senior cleric who was in charge when child sex abuse claims were reported – but not acted upon – in Cloyne diocese apologises by statement but may be abroad.