Sinn Féin deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA has sent best wishes to the Archbishop Eamon Martin on his succession as Primate of all-Ireland on the resignation of Cardinal Sean Brady.
“I have known Archbishop Eamon Martin for many years. He is a progressive thinker and a man who has demonstrated an ability to connect with ordinary Catholics.
“The people of Derry in particular will be rightly proud at his elevation to the highest office of the Catholic Church in Ireland.
“The next few years will be crucial for the Church and Archbishop Martin as he sets about restoring confidence in congregations throughout the country. I look forward to his official elevation to the position of Cardinal and Primate of all-Ireland. I wish him well in meeting the many challenges that he will face in the years ahead.” CRÍOCH