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Archbishop Martin defends Church’s role in public discourse

12/May/2017

By Sarah Mac Donald - 09 May, 2017

“When we attempt as Church to speak in the public sphere about the right to life of the unborn, some are quick to point to the scandals and to shameful stories of the past.”

Archbishop Eamon Martin

The Church in Ireland has no desire to create a theocracy north or south of the border, the Primate of All Ireland has said.

Delivering a lecture at the University of East Anglia in Norwich as part of the Newman Lectures, Archbishop Eamon Martin stressed that the Church does, however, expect that in a true pluralist democracy or republic, religion and faith will continue to have an important part to play in the national conversation.

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