Saturday 3 December 2016

Quotes of the Week

Published 23/08/2015 | 02:30

Archbishop Eamon Martin
Archbishop Eamon Martin

"We have to be careful that we're not exaggerating the numbers (of those migrating to Ireland). In the last three years, how many young Irish people have left this country? Probably up to 40,000. We have to be careful about the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead, look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country... We have a lot of new communities who are actively growing up in Ireland - and I think we have a lot to do and learn about how we can integrate our 'new Irish' more into community life, parish life and church life."

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- Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh.

"The numbers may be intimidating, but we have no right to reject. We have no right to do other than be hospitable."

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