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Thursday 24 April 2014

Archbishop role for Derry man

A DERRY man has been appointed to succeed Cardinal Sean Brady as Archbishop of Armagh when the Cavan cleric ceases to hold office,possibly later this year.

Last Friday, Pope Benedict appointed Monsignor Éamon Martin to succeed Cardinal Brady in an announcement made at St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh. The 52-year-old Derry city man has been administrator of the Derry Diocese since last year.

Cardinal Brady said he asked the Pope to appoint a 'co-adjutor' (an assistant) to help him in 2010. Msgnr. Martin is a former principal of St Columb's College, Derry, and later became secretary of the Irish Episcopal Conference.

He was also Vicar General and more recently Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Derry.

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