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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, the Primate of Ireland, celebrates Mass (PA)

The Irish bishops’ conference urged priests to buy the new altar edition for use in parishes

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Tighe at St Peter's Basilica
(Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Speaking at the end of Mass, Bishop Paul Tighe said he had been ‘called to service’ by his faith

Carmelite sisters leave a polling station in Ireland (AP)

The plea from Ireland’s four archbishops comes ahead of Friday’s general election

People have their wedding pictures taken at the papal cross in Phoenix Park in Dublin (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)

Delia Maguire tells Francis Phillips that, after the abuse crisis, the Church in Ireland will never be the same again

A man takes a picture of proceedings during an annual Good Friday Way of the Cross procession  in Ireland (PA)

Despite some criticisms of Catholic culture, The Rural Gentleman by Delia Maguire is never contemptuous or dismissive of the Faith

Irish soldiers taking part in an Easter Rising commemoration service in 2014 (PA)

As Ireland marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the country’s bishops have said there needs to be a renewed commitment to peace

Pope Francis waves to faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus on Sunday (AP)

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Dr Alessandro Franciscis, the president of the Office of Medical Observations (Simon Caldwell)

A senior official at Lourdes said he is proposing British and Irish pilgrimages as a model for the rest of the world

RTE is changing the Angelus (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Revamped slot will be for people ‘of all faiths and none’

Maureen O'Hara with fellow actor Jean-Pierre Aumont (CNS)

The Irish actor starred in Miracle on 34th Street, Jamaica Inn and The Quiet Man