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The Archbishop of Dublin said Fr Martin’s book had the support of three US cardinals

Catholics can receive the indulgence for praying for the good of families

Cardinal Wuerl says apostolic exhortation ‘is a call to compassionate accompaniment’

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The Irish Church has lost its fervour, yet retains its fierce independence. But without outside intervention, it will continue to flounder

Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kennedy said the Pope will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the World Meeting is ‘The Gospel of the Family – Joy for the World’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

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