Archbishop Eamon Martin: ‘The awful crimes and sins of abuse in the Catholic Church continue to cause me shame … as Pope Benedict put it, such abuse has obscured the light of the Gospel’

Belfast Telegraph

May 16, 2020

By Alf McCreary

The Most Reverend Eamon Martin is the Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

Q. Can you tell us about your background?

A. I was born on October 30, 1961 and I grew up in Derry in the Sixties and Seventies and was blessed to be a member of a large family of six boys and six girls and to have a great education at St Patrick’s Primary School, Pennyburn and St Columb’s College, where I eventually was to return as a teacher and school principal.

Q. How and when did you come to faith?

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