Heal relations with ‘fearless’ actions – Easter message

Heal relations with ‘fearless’ actions – Easter message Archbishop Richard Clarke and Archbishop Eamon Martin

Working “fearlessly” for the restoration of “hope and good relations” must be done as well as praying for the healing of relationships the Catholic and CoI archbishops of Armagh have said.

In a joint Easter message Archbishops Eamon Martin and Richard Clarke said that after the events of Good Friday the first disciples had a deeper conviction that “through the power of Christ, good would indeed ultimately win definitive victory over fear and evil”. They ask: “Does Easter do that for us? Can we truly call ourselves Easter people?”

“Regardless of personal opinions on the various crises in Ireland, Britain, Europe and throughout the world, no reasonable person can seriously doubt the levels of anxiety, anger and divisiveness that are corroding human relationships within and through society and even within close-knit families.

“We must not only pray for the healing of relationships.  We must also work fearlessly as ‘Easter people’ for the restoration of hope and good relationships…”