IRELAND’S four Archbishops have called for the Government to ease Covid-19 restrictions in order to enable people return to Mass.
Since the move to Level 3 restrictions, Church services are once again being shown online to parishioners.
Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary and Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Kieran O’Reilly have sent a letter to An Taoiseach Micheál Martin seeking a meeting.
The Archbishops say they are concerned about the impact of the current restrictions are having on the Church.
In a joint letter they say: “These are not simply ‘gatherings’ of people, but profound expressions of who we are as a church.”
They have sought to meet with Martin and say that it is their wish to ‘engage constructively with the civil authorities’ to reach a position where Church services can welcome people back.Tags: