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Harper to retire at 68

THE Primate of All Ireland, the Most Revd Alan Harper, is to retire at the end of September after only five years in office, in contrast to the 20 years his predecessor, Dr Robin Eames, served, writes Gregg Ryan.

The announcement has surprised many. Archbishop Harper, who is 68, was Bishop of Connor from 2002, before his election as Archbishop of Armagh in 2007.

The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, paid tribute. “Arch­bishop Harper has sought ...

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