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Statement by Bishop Séamus Hegarty on the appointment of Monsignor Eamon Martin as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh

       Statement by Bishop Séamus Hegarty, Bishop Emeritus of Derry, on the appointment of Monsignor Eamon Martin as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh   

I warmly congratulate Monsignor Eamon Martin on his appointment as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh.

Monsignor Martin has given generous priestly service over twenty five years in the Diocese of Derry.  Of particular note has been his dedicated work in the field of education, both as a teacher and as President of Saint Columb’s College, Derry.  In addition to his ministry in Derry, Monsignor Martin made a great contribution to the Irish Episcopal Conference, during his time as Administrative Secretary.    Having worked with Monsignor Martin for many years, I know that he will bring great dedication, energy and enthusiasm to Armagh.

I pray that God will bless Monsignor Martin’s Episcopal ministry and the people of the Archdiocese of Armagh, whom he will serve.

Bishop Séamus Hegarty
Bishop Emeritus of Derry

Notes to Editors

  • Bishop Hegarty was Bishop of Derry from 1 October 1994 until his retirement on 23 November 2011.

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