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Around four per cent of people who claim to be non-religious even say they pray daily

The decision is ‘disloyal, outrageous and unacceptable’, Br Rene Stockman said

In a pastoral letter, the bishop addresses the crisis in vocations, calling on the faithful to do all they can to pray for more priests

Gay rights group Stonewall also welcomed the booklet, but denied direct involvement

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

Irish society is being ‘hugely impacted by secularisation,’ Archbishop Eamon Martin said

Turnout was high among Catholic voters, with nearly four in five saying they intended to vote

Critics say the document fails to adequately explain Church teaching on sexuality

Catholics should find out what candidates for June’s election think about life issues and family values, the Bishop of Portsmouth has said

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Aung San Suu Kyi

The announcement came after Aung San Suu Kyi met with Pope Francis on Thursday