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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

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# New Zealand
Diarmuid Martin expresses concern over 'anti-Islamic sentiments being expressed in social media in Ireland'
Martin said that some of this anti-Islamic sentiment came from publications “purporting to be of Catholic inspiration”.
# mass appeal
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'
The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.
# Controversy
There's always a 'strange hot-house kind of atmosphere' in training colleges, priest says
Father Brendan Hoban also said that St Patrick’s College had been a target for criticism for years.
# Sexual Exploitation
'Ireland must do more to stop human trafficking' - Archbishop Martin
“Many of those who are trafficked and who live in small Irish communities feel trapped in a world which is heavily controlled.”
# talk to me
Archbishop wants the Catholic Church to "listen to married couples"
Diarmuid Martin says it’s time for “a new language” between the Church and couples.
# Upset
Diarmuid Martin says priests feel hurt over yesterday's Irish Times cartoon
The Archbishop said he is a strong believer in freedom of speech and of the vital role of satire in social criticism.
# Diarmuid Martin
Church's teachings on marriage and family 'disconnected from real life'
The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin addressed a group of priests this evening having received the results of questionnaire distributed in his diocese.
# demand
Food appeal for struggling Dublin families as Food Bank can't cope with requests
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has launched the appeal after the Food Bank had to turn away 80 families last week in one community.
# speak out
Archbishop Martin: 'Communities must mobilise and speak out against violence'
The Archbishop of Dublin said that acts of violence, like that of a pipe bomb being left in a graveyard this week, should be condemned.
# Prayers
Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage
About 2,000 people, including sick pilgrims, medics and volunteers, left Dublin first thing this morning.
# Religion
"We have to get away from idle speculation" - Archbishop Martin dismisses Vatican link
Martin was linked to a role in the Vatican, but says he does not expect the Pope to call him to Rome.
# Rumour Mill
Archbishop Martin denies reports of a move to The Vatican
The Dublin Archdiocese said that rumours that he is leaving for Rome is just “empty speculation”.
# Catholic Church
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says church cannot be 'self-serving'
In an address today, Martin reminisced about his time in Clonliffe College, describing it as a “very cold place in more ways than one.”
# archbishop
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaks of the 'critical juncture' of the Catholic Church
But he said “despite the difficulties of the Church in Ireland there are also so many signs of hope”.
# christmas dinner
500 people have Christmas dinner at the RDS (pictures)
Many of those in attendance were homeless.
# Abortion
Bishops: X Case law would lead to 'direct, intentional killing of unborn children'
The four Catholic Archbishops of Ireland have said that the government’s decision to press ahead with legislation for abortion in line with the X Case “should be of the utmost concern to all”.
# Prison
Criticism of 'strip search' in women's prison
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin described a new report on the Dochás centre in Mountjoy as ‘worrying’ after it alleged female inmates had to strip in front of male staff during a search.
Archbishop Martin says there is 'no room for complacency' in child protection
Church leader says the institution must ensure that “we never allow slippage to permit us to be off guard”.