Roman Catholic Archbishops

Roman Catholic archbishops have no claim to territorial titles or to the use of the salutations 'Your Grace' or 'My Lord', and such modes of address are not permitted in official documents. However, unofficially and within the Roman Catholic community, these styles are in common usage.

The recommendations below reflect the official modes of address. In conversation the term 'Your Grace' is frequently used.

How to Address the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin

The recommended (social) style of address is as follows:

Beginning of letter Dear Archbishop
End of letter Yours sincerely or Yours respectfully
Envelope The Most Rev the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland; The Most Rev the Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland
Verbal communication Your Grace or Archbishop
Invitation The Archbishop of Armagh/Dublin
Description in conversation His Grace or The Archbishop of Armagh/Dublin
List of Directors or Patrons The Most Rev the Archbishop of Armagh/Dublin
Place card The Archbishop of Armagh/Dublin
Signature The Archbishop of Armagh signs himself Alan Armagh, and the Archbishop of Dublin signs himself John Dublin.

How to Address a Retired Roman Catholic Archbishop

As above, but the envelope would read The Most Rev Archbishop Smith. 

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