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Dublin's new archbishop assumes post


Former head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace at the Vatican Archbishop Diarmuid Martin took over as Archbishop of Dublin yesterday after the Pope accepted the resignation of Cardinal Desmond Connell.

Archbishop Martin (pictured left, with Cardinal Connell) was appointed Cardinal Connell's coadjutor last May, with right of succession.

Pope John Paul II finally accepted the resignation of Cardinal Connell. The Cardinal had submitted his resignation in March 2001 when he reached his 75th birthday.

Cardinal Connell expressed his thanks to God and to the people of Dublin for their support during his 16 years there. He also thanked Pope John Paul II for appointing "one so highly gifted and experienced" to replace him.

Archbishop Martin thanked the cardinal for his service before expressing the hope that his community would "become a more embracing and inclusive one".

Archbishop Martin was appointed to the Dublin archdiocese after nearly 20 years of service at the Holy See.

SOURCE
Dublin's new archbishop assumes post (Catholic World News 26/4/04)

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Catholic archbishop steps down (The Advertiser 27/4/04)
Pope accepts resignation of Dublin cleric (Belfast Telegraph 26/4/04)
CHURCH OF IRELAND ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN COMMENTS ON RETIREMENT OF CARDINAL CONNELL (Catholic Communications Office Ireland 26/4/04)
STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP SEĀN BRADY ON RETIREMENT OF CARDINAL DESMOND CONNELL (Catholic Communications Office Ireland 26/4/04)
STATEMENT FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN PRESS OFFICE ON RETIREMENT OF CARDINAL DESMOND CONNELL (Catholic Communications Office Ireland 26/4/04)
VATICAN ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN (Catholic Communications Office Ireland 26/4/04)
NEW VATICAN DOCUMENT ON THE EURCHARIST PUBLISHED TODAY (Catholic Communications Office Ireland 23/4/04)
Archbishop of Dublin to retire (Independent Catholic News 26/4/04)
Archbishop of Dublin Quits (The Scotsman 26/4/04)
Pope accepts Connell resignation (online.ie 26/4/04)
Dublin archbishop vows change for Irish Church (CathNews 4/9/03)
'Church must regain its credibility' (Irish Catholic)
Archdiocese of Dublin | Mass of Welcome for New Coadjutor Archbishop | Homily of Most Rev Diarmuid Martin At the Ceremony of Presentation to the Clergy and Faithful of the Archdiocese as Coadjutor Archbishop of Dublin
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (catholic-hierarchy.org)



27 Apr 2004