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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin did not identify specific comments (CNS)

Archbishop Martin said he was surprised at the remarks by commentators

The Rev Ian Paisley holds up a sign denouncing St John Paul II during his 1998 speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg (CNS)

Rev Ian Paisley was buried after a private family funeral on Monday

Cardinal Seán Brady (CNS)

The cardinal will be replaced by Archbishop Eamon Martin who has served as coadjutor since early 2013

Mrs Kennedy, at the funeral of her husband (AP)

Letters tell of first lady’s distress after her husband was assassinated

Cardinal Seán Brady (PA)

Marie Kane described the meeting with Pontiff as a “huge vindication”

Members of Tuam Home Graveyard Committee on the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway (PA)

Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed support for a judicial inquiry

The site of a grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home (PA)

Nearly 800 babies died in home for unwed mothers run by the Bons Secours nuns

John and Jacqueline Kennedy pictured leaving a church (PA)

Letters exchanged by Kennedy and priest to be auctioned in Dublin in June

Fr Alec Reid wins the Tipperary Person of the Year award in 2006 (PA)

Fr Alec Reid was a secret go-between in the 1980s and hailed as ‘chaplain of the peace process’

Irish president Michael D Higgins (Photo: PA)

President Michael D Higgins signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill after tense parliamentary debates