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Northern Province Church Of Ireland Bishops Meet With Northern Ireland’s Political Leaders

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Added on 16/01/2014

The bishops from the Northern Province of the Church of Ireland had the opportunity to meet with the leaders of the five main political parties in Northern Ireland in a series of individual meetings yesterday, Wednesday 15 January 2014.

These were informal discussions exploring themes of peace making, reconciliation and working together for the good of the whole community. The bishops welcomed the opportunity to meet and discuss these topics with them.

• The Bishops of the Northern Province (The Province of Armagh) of the Church of Ireland are:

The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland
The Rt Revd Harold Miller, Bishop of Down and Dromore
The Rt Revd Ken Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe
The Rt Revd Alan Abernethy, Bishop of Connor
The Rt Revd Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
The Rt Revd John McDowell, Bishop of Clogher
The Rt Revd Ferran Glenfield, Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

• The bishops met with the five Party leaders of the Northern Ireland Executive: Alliance; DUP; SDLP; Sinn Fein and UUP.

• These meetings had been planned for a number of months in order to provide an opportunity for bishops elected to the Northern Province in the last two years to meet with the political leaders.


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