February 24, 2006

Dr Martin set for Rome in reshuffle at Vatican

Irish Independent

John Cooney
Religious Affairs Specialist

DUBLIN Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will return to Rome to take up a senior position in the Curia within six months.

Informed sources in the Vatican say he will be replaced as Archbishop of Dublin by his deputy Bishop Eamonn Walsh.

Archbishop Martin's departure will constitute part of Pope Benedict XVI's far-ranging reform of the Curia, the Catholic Church's central administration, which is due to take place later this year. ...

This timetable would give Archbishop Martin, who is less than two years in the job as Primate of Ireland, enough time to cooperate with the initial work of the Government's Commission of Investigation into clerical child sexual abuse in the Dublin archdiocese.

By the summer, when the Investigation will have begun its work in camera, and is getting down to the horrendous details of abuse of children, the media-skilled Dr Martin would have also laid the foundations for children's catechetical and adult education campaigns.

Posted by kshaw at February 24, 2006 08:03 AM