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Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore, Ireland (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Leo O’Reilly is asking his fellow bishops to consider the idea

Temperatures reached 90 degrees in Rome over the weekend (PA)

The nuns were trapped for the whole weekend

A woman waves an Irish flag at the Mayor of London’s St Patrick’s Day parade (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

The Irish Catholicism that used to define so many English cities now seems as remote as Newman and Manning

Archbishop Eamon Martin has called for more inclusive language (CNS)

Church in Ireland appeals for new inclusive language

Archbishop Prowse: '"It will be a bit of a test of our national maturity [to see] if we can have a reasonable and respectful debate'

But Archbishop Christopher Prowse says the nature of society would change profoundly

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Votes are cast in Friday's referendum (PA)

L’Osservatore Romano responds to Ireland’s vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage

Yes supporters pictured at Dublin Castle on Saturday (PA)

Secularism has filled the vacuum left by the decline of Irish Catholicism

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS)

The Archbishop of Dublin says Church faces huge task in communicating its message to young people

Francis celebrates Mass on Pentecost Sunday in St Peter's Basilica (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

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