Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland was elected by Ireland’s Catholic bishops as the new President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
Archbishop Martin succeeds Cardinal Seán Brady who retired last month.
The appointment was confirmed at the autumn general meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, remains as Vice-President of the Conference.
Other appointments included Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, as the new President of ACCORD Catholic marriage care service, and Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, as Chair of the Council for Bioethics.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will represent the bishops at the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which will take place at the Vatican from 5 to 19 October, to discuss the topic: ‘The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation.”