Statement by the Archbishop of Armagh

The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, has issued the following statement:

‘Sadly, the opportunity for the Northern Ireland Assembly to consider the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act has now passed.  This reinforces the absolute necessity – so often pressed for by church leaders over the past two years and more – for our political leaders to work together for the restoration of the Executive and Assembly.  Sensitive social issues and the wider welfare of the people of Northern Ireland should be the solemn responsibility of our locally elected representatives.  The Northern…

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