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On Red Wednesday, Primate urges Christians in Ireland to be brave

02/Dec/2018

 

By Susan Gately - 30 November, 2018

Findings of ACN report on Religious Freedom in 2018 that “religious freedom is slipping down the human rights priority rankings, being eclipsed by issues of gender, sexuality and race”, are troubling.

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland.

Archbishop Eamon Martin has called on Christians to be brave and ready to witness to their faith.

Speaking at a Mass on Wednesday night in Armagh for #RedWednesday 2018, he said the fact that “persecution and martyrdom of our fellow Christians continues today in many parts of the world invites us to consider how we ourselves witness to our faith in Irish society. We are all called to be prophetic in shining the light and truth of the Gospel into the world, even when it brings ridicule, insult, [and] criticism or leads to our being ostracised in public discourse.”

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