Main Arena afternoon programme

The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World

Credit video: EWTN

14:30  MAIN ARENA KEYNOTE SPEAKER
EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and President of the Irish Bishops' Conference.
Theme: The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World.  Text available for download here

15:30   TESTIMONIES: 
 EN 🎧 ES, IT, FR
Testimonies of young people on their hopes and dreams for marriage and the family in the third millennium.

Biographies

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

Eamon Columba Martin was born in Derry in 1961; his parents, Catherine Crossan and John James Martin were both from Inishowen in Donegal. He has six sisters and five brothers. He studied at St Patrick's College, Maynooth and took degrees in Mathematical Science and Theology. His postgraduate studies were at Queen's University Belfast, the Institute of Education in London and the University of Cambridge. He was ordained on 28 June 1987 and appointed to Templemore Parish in Derry. In 1990 he went to teach at St Columb's College. He became Head of Religious Education in 1997 and President of the College. In 2008, Fr Eamon was appointed Secretary of the Irish Bishops' Conference but returned to Derry Diocese as Vicar General in 2010. On 25 November 2011 he was elected Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Derry and on 8 September 2014 appointed Archbishop of Armagh. 

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