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Fr Paddy O’Kane said many children never return to Mass the following Sunday

The party had pledged to legalise the practice in the province without mentioning the Northern Ireland Assembly

The party has yet to clarify whether it would implement the change during a period of direct rule, or whether it would impose it on a sitting Northern Ireland Assembly

McGuinness may have moved on from violence, but many victims of the IRA believe he never showed genuine remorse

The archbishop’s comments come after a snap election was announced in Northern Ireland

The Bishop of Paisley called the First Minister’s intervention ‘very disappointing’

A survey has suggested that two-thirds of the public believe businesses have a right to decline orders which conflict with their religious beliefs

The retired Bishop of Derry, who became a hero after administering last rites to victims on the streets and waving a blood-stained handkerchief, has died at the age of 82

Six Catholics were shot at the Loughinisland pub while watching a World Cup match in 1994

The trip would likely include the first ever papal visit to Northern Ireland