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The new English translation of the Mass (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Association of Catholic Priests urges Ireland’s bishops to postpone its introduction by at least five years

Fr Lombardi: the Vatican does not have a 'universal position on mandatory reporting' because laws are so different from country to country (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi responds to furore over 1997 Vatican letter expressing concerns over ‘mandatory reporting’ of abuse cases

Court rules that Ireland had breached the rights of a woman with cancer who feared it would relapse if she became pregnant

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin delivers his homily during Ash Wednesday Mass at University College Dublin (PA Wire)

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

A pilgrim ascends Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo (Photo: PA)

Irishman avoids prison by making pilgrimage

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

Cardinal Seán Brady of Armagh greets well-wishers (Photo: CNS)

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, right, with First Minister Peter Robinson and Taoiseach Brian Cowen (Photo: PA)

Pope ‘could visit Ireland in 2012′

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

Archbishop Bernard Longley meets travellers at a Mass in Walsingham last year

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

Pilgrims pray before the heart of St Camillus in Killucan, County Westmeath. Up to 3,000 people attended the event

Thousands pray in front of relic in Killucan, Co Westmeath