The new leader of the Catholic Church in
pledged to lead it through a process of "humble renewal" without
trying "to make sure that it dominates politics and the State".
Archbishop Eamon Martin succeeded Cardinal Sean Brady as Primate of All Ireland yesterday, taking over a leadership role which covers the 26 dioceses here and
The 52-year-old Derry native becomes the 116th Archbishop of
Armagh and Primate of All Ireland in
succession to St Patrick.
He said that even though people are living in a very fast world with many commitments, he believed "people still need God in their lives and they need their church. There is still a lot of hope in people that they would like a renewal of their church." But he cautioned against over optimism.
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