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Most people in Ireland don’t want to see abortion on demand (PA)

Ireland’s happy pro-life warriors

The country’s life-saving Eighth Amendment is coming under attack, but defenders of the unborn are ready

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala during a private audience yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kennedy said the Pope will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis greets Stephen Hawking at the Vatican on Monday (AP)

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

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (AP)

Pope Francis to visit Ireland in 2018

Enda Kenny tweets confirmation that the Pope will visit Ireland for the World Meeting of Families

William Trevor in 2002

The Irish novelist and short-story writer has died – his books are well worth discovering, if you haven’t already

The Irish flag is seen in late March on top of the General Post Office in Dublin (CNS)

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the World Meeting is ‘The Gospel of the Family – Joy for the World’

How to increase donations 30 percent -without even asking (Joe Giddens/PA)

A priest explains how he brought his parish from ‘in the red’ into the light

People pray the rosary (CNS)
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Brendan Carroll as Mrs Brown (BBC)

The corny but hilarious Irish sitcom depicts the Church as a natural part of everyday life