Four Church Leaders welcome political developments

26 Mar 2007


26th MARCH 2007

Four Church Leaders welcome political developments

Today’s announcements from the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and the President of Sinn Féin represent an important and welcome development in the search for a stable future for Northern Ireland.

Along with many others, our Churches have long encouraged local politicians to work towards a devolved government for Northern Ireland and we trust that this is now to be realised.

We would encourage all to continue to pray for our whole community and our future together. It is important that everybody continues to build a country where all are valued, difference is respected and peace and harmony can flourish.

Archbishop Seán Brady
Presbyterian Moderator Rt Rev Dr David Clarke
Archbishop Alan Harper>
Methodist President Rev Ivan McElhinney



All Church leaders are available for comment and may be contacted through their respective press officers:
Church of Ireland: Janet Maxwell tel: o:003531 4125 621 m: 003538 7948 5621
Catholic Church: Martin Long tel: o: 003531 505 3000 m: 00353 86 172 7678
Methodist: Roy Cooper tel: h: 028 9181 5959 m: 0771 094 5104
Presbyterian: Stephen Lynas tel: m:07802 264354 o:028 9032 2284 h:028 2827 7325