News archive 2006

Archbishop Seán Brady statement regarding the celebration of Mass

PRESS RELEASE

18 APRIL 2006

ARCHBISHOP SEÁN BRADY

STATEMENT REGARDING THE CELEBRATION OF MASS

In response to a report in today’s Irish Times that three Catholic priests
concelebrated Easter Sunday Mass with a Church of Ireland minister at the
Augustinian priory in Drogheda, Co Louth, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate
of All Ireland, Dr Seán Brady said:

“True ecumenism is best served by initiatives that are respectful of, and
sensitive to, the traditions, ethos and discipline of all those involved.
Otherwise there is a real danger of causing widespread confusion, raising
false hopes and creating situations that are open to misunderstandings and
manipulation. I intend to seek further details about the exact circumstances
of the events as reported.”

Further information:

Martin Long Director of Communications (086 172 7678)
Brenda Drumm Communications Officer (087 233 7797)

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