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Pope Francis hears the confession of a young woman during World Youth Day (CNS)

Almost two thirds of cathedrals say they have seen a rise in Confessions

Travel Trip Dublin's Docklands

The Irish famine was an unnatural disaster

Historian Tim Pat Coogan considers who was responsible for abandoning countless starving, ragged families to the Great Irish Famine

Cardinal O'Brien has been accused of 'absurd and inflammatory rhetoric' (PA photo)

It would be a disaster almost impossible to reverse: this is the time to put a stop to it

Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker, presenters of Countryfile

The BBC takes on the cold and the rain so you don’t have to

The Times rolls off the presses (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

To make matters worse, the paper is a starry-eyed Dawkins-supporting organ