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Archbishop Chaput at the press conference yesterday (CNS photo/Tim Shaffer, Reuters)

Archbishop Charles Chaput, who is regarded as orthodox and outspoken, is appointed to one of America’s biggest dioceses

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

Priests of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Friends of the Ordinariate launched to help raise funds for its priests

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

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

Bishop Evans persevered in service as a bishop even in the later stages of his cancer                                                          (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Evans has died of prostate cancer at the age of 59

Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, calls on Voldemort to mend his ways, repent for what he has done and recognise the primacy of love over everything

Reviews in the L’Osservatore Romano say the film champions friendship and sacrifice

Independence day celebrations in Juba (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)

But the country’s bishops say there are ‘immense challenges’ ahead

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd after his arrival (CNS photo)

Benedict XVI tells crowd: ‘One can find everything here – the mountains, the lake, the sea, a beautiful church and good people’

A girl sings the South Sudan national anthem during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)

Sudanese hold prayer vigils and build bonfires tonight to prepare for independence of South Sudan tomorrow