'Another era has begun': Diarmuid Martin on abortion and the papal visit

'People will say, will the Church win or lose in this debate? The only way the Church can lose is by compromising itself and compromising its own position. People have to respect that'

24th December, 2017
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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in the Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin: ‘You’d be foolish not to recognise that times have changed’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Diarmuid Martin has become the country’s best-known Catholic bishop for his condemnations of clerical sexual abuse, gangland violence and the homelessness crisis. But as Archbishop of Dublin since 2004, he is nearing the age of 73, which means he will reach retirement age in two years’ time.

Before that happens, he will have to deal with two defining events in the history of the Catholic Church here – the visit of Pope Francis and...

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