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Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson in cross-border relations plea

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin has urged politicians in Ireland to improve cross-border relations in the wake of recent events he said had exposed the fragility of the peace process.

Archbishop Michael Jackson, who served for a decade in the cross-border Diocese of Clogher, said he had been impressed by his former parishioners' commitment to improving community relations.

He said it "took them and their families beyond the day-to-day trench warfare of suspicion, mistrust, violence and hopelessness".

The leading clergyman said: "Like many others, I appeal to politicians south and north to work together with renewed fervour for the common good and to take the fair wind offered by the people of Ireland to foster co-operation and good relations among and for our people throughout the length and breadth of the land."

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