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President Higgins sends message to Archbishop Martin and Archbishop Farrell

Date: Sat 30th Jan, 2021 | 11:55

President Michael D. Higgins has sent a message of goodwill to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wishing him well on his retirement and paying tribute to him for meeting so many challenges with courage, tenacity and compassion.

“Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has my best wishes for a retirement with health and fulfilment.  Sabina and I will keep the warmth of his welcomes to us in our hearts.

“Archbishop Diarmuid Martin faced many challenges in administration and necessary changes.  His forthrightness in sharing these challenges with the public and his personal responses with courage, tenacity and compassion will be remembered with affection and appreciation.  May I send his successor Archbishop Dermot Farrell every good wish for now and the future in the great challenges he undertakes.”