15/08/2014

Cardinal Séan Brady Offers Resignation To The Pope

Cardinal Séan Brady, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, confirmed that he offered his resignation to Pope Francis last month.

In a statement he said: "Last month I offered my resignation to Pope Francis in accordance with the requirement of Canon Law. I did so in anticipation of my seventy-fifth birthday which I will celebrate tomorrow.

"On 18 January 2013 Pope Benedict XVI acceded to my request for episcopal support and Archbishop Eamon Martin was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh.

"This means that as soon as Pope Francis accepts my resignation Archbishop Eamon will become Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland."

(CD)

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