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The plea from Ireland’s four archbishops comes ahead of Friday’s general election

A statement says the ‘spurious claims’ are designed to ‘do maximum damage to the cardinal and the Catholic Church’

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Cardinal Rainer Woelki said Christian persecution was not a topic of ‘bygone ages’

Many Ukrainian Catholics feel ‘betrayed’ by the Vatican, says archbishop

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Francis speaks of ‘lesser evil’ in response to question on contraception

The Russian Orthodox leader said the continent was ‘a model of an ideal humankind’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Pope Francis discussed Donald Trump during his in-flight press conference on the way back to Rome from Mexico

Friends and admirers of the late justice shared their thoughts about him after Saturday’s funeral Mass