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Cardinal Seán Brady at a press conference about the report yesterday (PA photo)

Investigators say the Church has done an ‘excellent’ job in implementing stricter child protection guidelines

Cardinal Seán Brady at a press conference yesterday (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

The Church in Ireland has finally got to grips with child abuse. Now, as the Apostolic Visitation report makes clear, it faces a new, grave crisis

Ireland visitation report: full text

The Holy See publishes findings of Apostolic Visitation to Ireland

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?

Cardinal Donald Wuerl is overseeing the creation of a Personal Ordinariate in America

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York is leading the visitation of Ireland's seminaries (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Mgr Hugh Connolly says reports alleging that the seminary may close are ‘without foundation’

Cardinal O'Malley is one of several senior prelates leading an apostolic visitation of the Irish Church (Photo: CNS)

Irish priest claims Cardinal O’Malley will tell Benedict XVI that Ireland’s Church has ‘a decade at most’ to save itself

Egyptian Muslims and Christians in Cairo protest against the bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

The Catholic Herald predicts the big stories of 2011

Apostolic Visitation begins in Ireland

Nine Apostolic Visitators are carrying out the investigation