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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# IEC2012

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# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
# In Pictures
Eucharistic Congress: 80,000 pilgrims gather in Croke Park for closing Mass
Enda Kenny and Michael D Higgins joined the crowds at Croke Park today for the closing Mass.
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Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI
“They abused people and undermined the credibility of the Church’s message.”
# all dressed up
Here's how Croke Park looks for the Eucharistic Congress Mass on Sunday
It’s almost like an ice-skating rink, with white plastic platforms laid over the pitch to cater for attendees.
# In Pictures
Shades and sun hats: Day 1 of the Eucharistic Congress
Over 12,500 pilgrims from around the world gathered at the RDS today for the opening ceremony.
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Abuse victims remembered at opening of Eucharistic Congress
In his opening greeting, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said the past 50 years have been marked with a dark side.
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Hymns and prayers on your iPhone in time for Eucharistic Congress
A Dominican friar has developed the app to enable pilgrims around the world to experience the Congress, which takes place in Dublin in June.
# Alpha Course
Eucharistic Congress will offer 'crash course in Christianity'
‘Alpha’ – described as a “parish tool for evangelisation” – will offer pilgrims and the public a chance to explore basic questions.