Statement on the reopening of churches

A statement from the Most Revd John McDowell, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, on the day that churches on the island of Ireland are permitted to reopen for public worship, 29th June 2020, The Feast of St Peter, Apostle and Martyr:

Jesus said to them, ‘And who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God’ … and I tell you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.’ Matthew 16

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