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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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Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow launched Mary's Meals from his father's shed in Dalmally, Scotland

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/05/15

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

Members of the Missionaries of Charity (CNS)

The Missionaries of Charity have a great hunger for spiritual and theological nourishment

Pope Francis meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in May 2014 (AP)

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

The Papal Cross in Phoenix Park, Dublin: Mass attendance stands at around 18 per cent (PA)

The economic crisis, corruption and political dysfunction have left the Irish longing for a vision of society that has more to it than property prices. Is the Church up to the challenge?

A statue of Brendan of Clonfert

The saint who sailed off on a quest for ‘the Land of Promise’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS)

A referendum on same-sex marriage is being held in Ireland on May 22