The Vatican announced today (Monday) that it had accepted the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh, as the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland.
Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, Most Rev Richard Clarke, also asked for “God’s blessing and every happiness for Cardinal Seán Brady in his forthcoming retirement”.
He said: “He has been a good friend to successive Archbishops of Armagh and to the wider Church of Ireland throughout his archiepiscopate, and we are grateful to him for this unaffected generosity of spirit.
“And, on a personal note, I wish to thank Seán for real kindness and warm friendship over many years. We all hope that he will enjoy both true fulfilment and good health in the years ahead.”
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