Procession in Ribeira Seca well attended
Both FN and the Journal report that many people joined the procession in Ribeira Seca which, for the first time saw the Bishop of the Diocese of Funchal, D. Nuno Brás, appointed in February this year, participating with Father Martins Júnior.
Father Martins Júnior was appointed as Parish Priest for Ribeira Seca, in the parish of Machico, more than 50 years ago. He is a popular and controversial figure who didn’t mind getting involved in politics and was suspended from his post in 1977. His suspension was finally revoked after 42 years by the new Bishop.