News Irish News

Monday 5 December 2016

Remember homeless at Christmas - bishops

Sarah MacDonald

Published 25/12/2015 | 00:10

Wishing for a Christmas filled with hope: Primates of Ireland, Archbishop Richard Clarke and Archbishop Eamon Martin. Photo: Frank McGrath
Wishing for a Christmas filled with hope: Primates of Ireland, Archbishop Richard Clarke and Archbishop Eamon Martin. Photo: Frank McGrath
Archbishop Eamon Martin

The country's church leaders have urged the faithful to remember the homeless, refugees, those suffering as a result of terror attacks and those affected by flooding this Christmas.

  • Go To

In a joint message appealing to people to wish each other a hope-filled Christmas and New Year, the country's two most senior churchmen, Catholic Archbishop Eamon Martin and Church of Ireland Archbishop Richard Clarke in Armagh, described hope as "a rare commodity" in a world of violence and destruction.

And in their joint message, the Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops of Cork said this year's Christmas celebrations are taking place against the background of "fear and instability" following the terrorist attacks in Paris, war throughout the Middle East, and heightened international tensions.

Irish Independent

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News