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Irish Church can no longer operate public school system, archbishop says

June 17, 2009

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said that Church control of the Irish schools is a "historical hangover that doesn't reflect the realities of the times." In light of the country's increasing religious diversity, he said, it is unrealistic to have the Catholic Church run over 90% of the nation's primary schools. The archbishop has suggested a nationwide forum to discuss new approaches to public education.

 


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