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-...Pope Benedict XVI jubilates before celebrating the mass in the Amadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde on March 19, 2009, the third day of his 6-day visit to Africa. Pope Benedict XVI held the first giant mass of his Africa tour, expressing solidarity with the continent's refugees and poor while steering clear of the international furore caused by his opposition to condoms. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Today's Irish news roundup

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-...Pope Benedict XVI jubilates before celebrating the mass in the Amadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde on March 19, 2009, the third day of his 6-day visit to Africa. Pope Benedict XVI held the first giant mass of his Africa tour, expressing solidarity with the continent's refugees and poor while steering clear of the international furore caused by his opposition to condoms. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Pope describes clerical sex abuse as a ‘mystery’ in address to Irish Catholics

The Vatican leader expressed his views via a broadcast at the Mass to close the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin...READ MORE

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Bane (Tom Hardy) and Batman (Christian Bale) face off in "Dark Knight Rises"Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Rises”, set to break Irish box office records

The release date for Christopher Nolan’s, ‘Dark Knight Rises’ is another five weeks away, but already tickets are on sale in cinemas around Ireland for the set-to-be blockbuster...READ MORE

 

 

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Data compiled by Children at Risk reveals that  young girls are too often becoming victims of gang rape and other sexual exploitsGang rape becoming the norm for many young girls in Ireland

Shocking new data compiled by Children at Risk in Ireland reveals that girls as young as 11 years old are too often becoming victims of gang rape and other sexual exploits...READ MORE

 

 

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Maureen Dowd to receive Irish civic reception and honorary degree

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd will be honored with an honorary degree by the National University of Ireland Galway next week...READ MORE

 

 

 

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An Irish summer - two brave men sit out at a cafe in Temple Bar, DublinIrish ‘summer’ continues as torrential rains leads to cliff landslide

The dreadful Irish weather has caused havoc up and down the country as the unpredictable summer continues...READ MORE

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