Armagh service one moment on journey towards reconciliation

Archbishop John McDowell today writes in the Irish Times on the Service of Reflection and Hope, which will be taking place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, this Thursday.

His article is in full below:

There are two libraries closely associated with the Catholic and Church of Ireland Cathedrals here in Armagh. Both are named after previous archbishops; the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library and the Robinson Library. Anyone researching in those archives for the years surrounding Partition and the formation of Northern Ireland would come away with the impression that the atmosphere at the time was filled with bitterness, hurt,…

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