The Archbishop of Armagh is an archiepiscopacy in two of the main Christian churches in Ireland. It takes its name after the city of Armagh in Northern Ireland. The ordinary also holds the title of Primate of All Ireland. Since the Reformation, parallel successions to the archiepiscopal see have taken place in the Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic Church.
In the Church of Ireland, the Archbishop is the ecclesiastical head of the Church of Ireland and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Armagh. The present archbishop is the Most Reverend Richard Clarke, who took office 15 December 2012.
In the Roman Catholic Church, the Archbishop is His Eminence Cardinal Seán Brady, DCL, who is the ecclesiastical head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, metropolitan of the Province of Armagh and the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Armagh. He succeeded on 1 October 1996 and was installed at St Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) on 3 November 1996. He was created a cardinal in a consistory at St. Peter's Basilica on 24 November 2007.
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