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Pope Chides Irish over Abortion

Pope Francis Chides Irish Over Abortion Referendum

Pope Francis has rebuked the Irish people over a recent referendum legalizing abortion, suggesting that a widespread “throwaway culture” leads people to deprive the unborn of “the very right to life.”

US Jesuit priest James Martin speaks at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on August 23, 2018

Jesuit Priest Urges Greater Openness to Gays at World Family Meeting

As a number of priests and bishops denounce the homosexual culture at the root of recent clerical sex scandals, Jesuit Father James Martin addressed the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on Thursday, urging greater “openness and respect” toward gays.

Simon Coveney

Ireland: Brexit Could Be Delayed Even Further

Britain could be trapped in the European Union (EU) for even longer than the four years and nine months since the vote to leave that has already been agreed, it has emerged Wednesday.

The Latest: Activists welcome Irish returning home to vote

Exit Polls: Ireland Votes to Repeal Abortion Ban

An Irish Times exit poll suggests Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion. The survey by pollster Ipsos-MRBI says 68 percent of voters backed repeal of the ban and 32 percent opposed it in Friday’s referendum.