Statement by Father Michael Sheehan, Administrator of Saint Patrick’s Parish, Belfast, in response to the statement earlier today from the Orange Order

11 Jun 2014

I welcome the statement from the Orange Order and the opportunities offered for on-going conversations.  As we approach the summer, I am very conscious of the concerns of the congregation and local residents.  I further welcome the cross party discussions at Stormont as they work towards resolving tensions in the community around parading and other issues.  I also fully support the work of the Parades Commission and I am mindful that it is incumbent on all to follow their determinations.


Saint Patrick’s Parish, Belfast is in the Diocese of Down & Connor