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

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

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

Sisters in the congregation she founded were the first to visit prisoners in Dublin's Kilmainham jail

The Sister who gave up privilege to walk with the downtrodden can counter Irish prejudice against nuns today

Pope Francis (CNS)

Thanks to his unassuming personality and popularity, the Pontiff has a golden opportunity to change hearts and minds with a papal visit

Crowds at New York's St Patrick's Day parade (CNS)

How did St Patrick’s Day become such a successful ‘brand’?