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Benedict XVI may visit Ireland next year when it hosts the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (CNS photo)

Can removing bishops, redrawing dioceses and a papal visit next year lead the Irish Church towards renewal?

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

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

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

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Martin McGuinness, right, with First Minister Peter Robinson and Taoiseach Brian Cowen (Photo: PA)

Pope ‘could visit Ireland in 2012′

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland deputy first minister, says he has ‘grounds’ to believe a visit may happen