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Man whose wife was murdered on their honeymoon sets up Catholic foundation

John McAreavey, left, and Mickey Harte, his late wife's father, at her funeral last year (Photo: PA)

John McAreavey, 28, says ‘without my faith, God knows where I would be’

Irish bishop appeals for prayers for a break in the rain

A man is exasperated by the rain in Dublin (Photo: PA)

Bishop of Ferns said many parishes have received requests for prayers for fine weather

Irish Church is on the path to renewal, Church leaders tell pilgrims

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin talks with choir members before the opening Mass (CNS photo)

Archbishop Martin welcomes more than 12,000 pilgrims from 120 countries

Al-Qaeda official said Catholics in Ireland were ‘fertile ground’ for conversion

Adam Gadahn, an American citizen who became a senior al-Qaeda operative (PA photo)

Suggestion to target Catholics contained in a letter to Osama bin Laden

Ireland to close embassy to Holy See

Eamon Gilmore, right, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Photo: PA)

Ireland’s foreign minister says closure is for economic reasons and is not related to the Cloyne report row

Irish prime minister accuses Vatican of ‘narcissism’

Prime Minister Enda Kenny (CNS photo/Reuters)

Enda Kenny launches extraordinary attack on the Vatican in parliament, saying its policy on abuse is ‘calculated’ and ‘withering’

Irish government seeks to compel priests to break seal of confession

Enda Kenny, Ireland's prime minister, has said that canon law should not supersede state law (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

Under new legislation priests would be punished with up to five years in prison if they did not pass on details of abuse heard in Confession

Ireland’s foreign minister: Vatican must explain itself

Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza is received as papal nuncio to Ireland in 2008 (CNS photo/John McElroy courtesy of Irish Catholic)

Minister summons papal nuncio to a meeting following a report into the mishandling of child abuse allegations

Irish bishop criticised for lax response to abuse allegations

Bishop John Magee meets Pope Benedict XVI in 2007 (CNS photo)

Report also says that Bishop John Magee of Cloyne, who resigned last year, admitted to ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with a young man

Organisers hope Eucharistic Congress will revive Irish Church

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Next year’s event in Dublin will attract many leading Catholic figures