IEC2012 – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Diarmuid Martin is a native of Dublin and was ordained to the priesthood in May 1969. Most of his ministry as a priest was spent in the service of the Holy See, initially at the Pontifical Council for the Family and subsequently at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, of which he was Secretary. He was ordained bishop by Pope John Paul in 1999. In 2001 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the United Nations Institutions in Geneva. Archbishop Martin returned to Dublin as co-adjutor Archbishop in 2003 and succeeded Cardinal Desmond Connell as Archbishop of Dublin in April 2004.
Archbishop Martin is currently Vice-President of the Irish Episcopal Conference, Chairman of the Department of Social Issues and International Affairs and Chairman of the Bishops’ Commission on Europe. He is a Member of the Council of the General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops and of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. He is co-moderator of the Joint Working Group for Relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches .