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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin called for the Christian community to be a model of solidarity in order to face the challenges presented by the bleak economic situation

Man convicted of drunken behaviour and verbally abusing a police officer climbed Ireland’s holiest mountain instead of going to prison

Study finds that 74 per cent of Catholic women in Ireland feel that the Church does not treat them with ‘a lot of respect’

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland deputy first minister, says he has ‘grounds’ to believe a visit may happen

The travellers, from Ireland, say they hope to be blessed by the Pope but do not have tickets for the Mass

Thousands pray in front of relic in Killucan, Co Westmeath