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Archbishop deserves credit for brave criticism of nationalist leaders for failure to engage in NI centenary commemoration

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Archbishop's words should act as a catalyst to heal divisions

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Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Irish Catholic Primate, deserves great credit for his recent courageous message criticising nationalist and republican politicians for failing to engage with the commemoration of the centenary of Northern Ireland in 2021.

Writing about the centenary in the Irish Catholic newspaper he stated: "For unionists and indeed loyalist communities in Northern Ireland it represents for them a significant moment in the establishment of the Northern Ireland state.

"I would like to see the 2021 centenary as an opportunity for greater mutual understanding, for opportunities to build further reconciliation and peace".


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