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Christians to work together at the Congress

Wednesday April 27, 2011

During the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, 21st April 2011, Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, welcomed the newly appointed Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson and announced that Archbishop Jackson has accepted to participate in the Congress programme by presiding at the celebration of an ecumenical liturgy of Word and Water on Monday 11th June 2012.


“Our challenges as the Catholic Christian community in Dublin are not just our own (...)  I am aware that the challenges that we as Catholic Christians face are the same challenges that other Christian communities face also. All Christians must learn to work together”, said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. “If we work together, this Eucharistic Congress will not be simply an outward week-long spectacle or the triumphalistic celebration of an inward-looking Church.  If we work together, it can become a moment of real renewal in the life of the Church in Dublin and a true celebration of what the Church authentically is and should be.”


The ceremony that Church of Ireland Archbishop Jackson will lead during the Congress will be an Ecumenical Liturgy of Word and Water and will take place on Monday 11th June 2012. This first full day of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress will focus on the communion into which we are drawn with Christians of every tradition through the Sacrament of Baptism and through our sharing in the Word of God.


To read Archbishop Martin’s complete homily notes, visit our Media Centre here: www.iec2012.ie/mediacentre
Visit our Congress speaker’s section here: www.iec2012.ie/speakers



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