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Martin O'Brien: In 1979, none of us could have foreseen the fall from grace of the Catholic Church in Ireland

Pope John Paul II in Dublin during his visit to Ireland in September 1979. Picture by Pacemaker
Martin O'Brien
No one who has yet to reach their mid or late forties remembers the only time in history that the Pope came to Ireland. So, it is inevitable that so much of the commentary and analysis around the a[...]

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