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Irish primate to retire: Anglican Ink, June 7, 2012 June 7, 2012

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, Church of Ireland.
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Archbishop Michael Jackson of Dublin and Archbishop Alan Harper of Armagh

The Primate of All Ireland, Dr. Alan Harper, has announced that he will step down by 1 October 2012.

In a statement posted on the Church of Ireland website, the Church of Ireland Press Office said Dr. Harper “will continue to carry out all the duties and responsibilities of the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland as normal until 30 September 2012.”

“The Church of Ireland House of Bishops will consider in due course the selection of a successor,” the press office said.

The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, said: ‘In responding to the Archbishop of Armagh’s announcement of his forthcoming retirement, I wish to pay tribute to his strong commitment to fairness and steadfastness in office.”

Read it all in Anglican Ink.

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