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Votes are cast in Friday's referendum (PA)

L’Osservatore Romano responds to Ireland’s vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage

Yes supporters pictured at Dublin Castle on Saturday (PA)

Secularism has filled the vacuum left by the decline of Irish Catholicism

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS)

The Archbishop of Dublin says Church faces huge task in communicating its message to young people

Pope Francis meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in May 2014 (AP)

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS)

A referendum on same-sex marriage is being held in Ireland on May 22

Alex Salmond and Alistair Debate shake hands after their televised debate last month (PA)

Why has it proven so hard for the Better Together campaign to galvinise enthusiastic support for our union?

The flag of St George, the flag of Scotland and the Union flag fly on the border (PA)

Despite historical fears of sectarianism, some former Catholics have become Scottish Nationalists

Labour leader Ed Miliband joins Business Secretary Vince Cable in support of the Yes campaign (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

In Britain there is no such thing as ‘the Catholic vote’, but with the Alternative Vote there might well be

Pope Benedict XVI is pictured at the Epiphany Mass in St Peter's Basilica yesterday (Pier Paolo Cito/AP/Press Association Images)

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The EU functions like a micro-manager (Photo: PA)

I say, let us depart: Brussels is now the capital of a quasi-imperialist hegemony