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Brian Friel, one of Ireland's foremost playwrights, died this morning (PA)

One of Ireland’s greatest playwrights, Friel was educated at Maynooth

St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, Ireland's national seminary (Photo: PA)

New candidates bring the total number at Maynooth to 70

Pope Benedict leads the Corpus Christi procession in Rome (AP)

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Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York is leading the visitation of Ireland's seminaries (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Mgr Hugh Connolly says reports alleging that the seminary may close are ‘without foundation’