The Catholic Primate Archbishop, Dr Sean Brady, has renewed his call to Catholics to support the Policing Board and District Policing Partnerships in Northern Ireland. 

Speaking at a meeting of the Policing Board in Armagh, Dr Brady also condemned the attacks and intimidation of Catholic members of the Policing Board in recent times. 

He said he deplored the intimidation that has taken place, and that the work of those affected is vitally important. Dr Brady called on everyone to reject completely those who try to halt progress through violence, intimidation and criminality.

In a veiled reference to Sinn Féin's boycott of the PSNI, Dr Brady said it was not enough to talk about the failings of the past and just hope for a better future.

The meeting in Armagh marked the third anniversary of the establishment of the Policing Board.