St Malachy

(1094—1148) archbishop of Armagh

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(c. 1094–1148).

Malachy was a great reforming bishop in Ireland, when hereditary succession linked church with clan, sacraments were neglected, and old customs frequently prevailed over canon law. His own nomination as archbishop of Armagh, 1129, was strongly opposed by his predecessor's kin and took several years to resolve.

Subjects: Christianity — European History.

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