Armagh Cathedrals welcome Minister of State for Northern Ireland
Clergy and volunteers from the Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland Cathedrals in Armagh welcomed the opportunity to meet with the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Steve Baker MP, on Monday (14th November). As part of an official visit by the Minister to the city, he saw both Cathedrals and met with local representatives, including the Church of Ireland Archbishop John McDowell, Dean Shane Forster and the Very Revd Peter McAnenly (Administrator of St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral).
The visit started at the Roman Catholic Cathedral where Minister Baker met with clergy, members of the Cathedrals’ Partnership, and others involved with local churches and the community. In a wide–ranging question and answer session, the Minister addressed many current political issues and also was interested to find out more about ecumenical relations and cross–community work.
The Minister then travelled the short distance across the city to visit Armagh Robinson Library and St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, and was welcomed by Dean Forster, who also holds the office of Keeper of Armagh Robinson Library, and Archbishop McDowell in the Cathedral.