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'The Pope told us he took ownership of the abuse scandals. It was momentous'

William Scholes
Two weeks ago, Fr Patrick McCafferty told his Belfast congregation that Pope Francis should not come to Ireland because he should instead be dealing with the Catholic Church's unfolding abuse crisis. But then he was invited to be part of a group of abuse survivors who would meet the Pope. He tells William Scholes about the encounter

WMOF addressing issues that concern all Churches

Canon Ian Ellis
As the Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families continues this week, Christians from other denominations are watching closely - and also looking forward to what Pope Francis has to say, writes Church of Ireland minister Canon Ian Ellis

Village of Knock gets ready for Pope visit

Cate McCurry, Press Association
BEDECKED in bunting, flags and tens of thousands of flowers, the small village of Knock in the west of Ireland is quickly preparing for the arrival of Pope Francis.

Pope should be compelled to address clerical abuse during Irish visit

William Scholes
CLERICAL sexual abuse, secularisation and the role of women in the Church are themes with particular resonances in Ireland that Pope Francis should address during his visit to the World Meeting of Families next weekend, according to a leading Vatican commentator.

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