Church of Ireland New Primate Alan Harper
The Rt. Rev. Alan Harper, Bishop of Connor, has been elected Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland by the House of Bishops of the Church of Ireland, to succeed Archbishop Robin Eames, who retired at the end of 2006 after more than 20 years as Primate. Making the announcement in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on January 10 the Most Rev. Dr. John Neill, Archbishop of Dublin, said:
“Bishop Harper is a man of deep faith, great ability and pastoral insight and I am certain that he is the person that we were guided by the Holy Spirit to elect to this office. He will represent the Church of Ireland in situations in Ireland and beyond with great courage and clarity, and it will be a joy to work with him.”
Eileen Good met the Primate Elect and asked him first to introduce himself to our listeners.