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Visitors walk on the spiral staircase at the Vatican Museums (CNS)

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A pilgrim ascends Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo (Photo: PA)

Irishman avoids prison by making pilgrimage

Man convicted of drunken behaviour and verbally abusing a police officer climbed Ireland’s holiest mountain instead of going to prison

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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