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# Religion

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Five acres of Dublin school grounds to be sold by religious order
“It feels like the school’s being stripped back,” one parent said.
Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today
President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.
Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin
When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.
Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning
The ceremony will make a formal request for the beatification of Dublin man Fr John Sullivan, who died in 1933.
Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'
The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.
Simon Harris says Ireland's blasphemy laws are 'silly' and 'embarrassing'
It’s been suggested by experts that our current blasphemy laws are ‘unenforceable’.
Trump's travel ban will face a key test today
His administration has tried to bar travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the US.
Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain''
For many parents the real problems begin once their child has secured a place in school.
Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin
The four new schools will be able to cater for up to 1,728 pupils.
Gardaí 'not commenting' on complaint of blasphemy against Stephen Fry
Fry faces a maximum fine of €25,000.
Boy killed after mob tries to lynch Hindu man charged with blasphemy
The mob attacked a police station in Balochistan, Pakistan where the Hindu man was being detained.
Here's what TDs think about being made to stand for a daily Christian prayer
It’s proposed the prayer will be followed by 30 seconds of silent reflection.
Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.
First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job
Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.
Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.
Russia moves to ban 'extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses by seizing group's property
The group said it would appeal the decision to the European Court of Human Rights.
Two children who supposedly saw the Virgin Mary are to be made Saints by the Pope
Jacinta and Francisco Marto were said to have seen her in Portugal in 1917.
Religious order that owes millions to abuse survivors given ownership of new maternity hospital
A new company will be set up to govern the new maternity hospital.
The secret life of the Amish-Mennonite community in Waterford
The religious group has been in Dunmore East for 25 years.
'Ireland is slowly discarding its age-old loyalty card attitude toward established religions'
Laws, government policies and the public funding of services should benefit all members of Irish society, writes Terry Flynn.
Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
Men also have their backs whipped.
One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics
Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.
Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060
Islam has 1.8 billion followers, but a Muslim baby boom is expected.
'The colour of hope': Tomb of Jesus restored to former glory in time for Easter visitors
Religious leaders in traditional robes addressed a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre yesterday.
Pope tells young people to resist 'false' social media and reality TV
“Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future.”
Tomb of Jesus Christ completes €3.7 million renovation
The church contains the area where Jesus is believed to have been crucified.
EU court rules companies can ban staff from wearing headscarves
The court said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign.
Most people agree with the Angelus being broadcast on TV and radio
Six in 10 people are happy with things as they are.
Controversial bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89
He resigned as Bishop of Galway in 1992.
Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?
There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.
Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests
Many in the Roman Catholic Church believe a new path to ordination should be opened.
Former Archbishop of Dublin Desmond Connell dies aged 90
He died after a long illness.
An Irishwoman on converting to Islam: 'It excited me. It wasn't anything I thought it was'
We spoke to a Waterford woman about why she converted to Islam and the benefits of wearing a hijab.
Japan ignoring traditional temples as rent-a-monk service surges in popularity
Demand for the monk delivery service has risen sharply since 2013.
Huge Finglas church to close its doors
The Church of the Annunciation will be demolished to make way for a much smaller church.
Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader
Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation.
'When the blood flows from abortion, Satan has his day' - Citizens' Assembly letters go online
Some 8,000 submissions were made to the assembly online and about 5,500 by post
'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me'
In an extract from his autobiography, South African cricketing legend AB de Villiers discusses his faith.
Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message
The Pontiff asked people to remember those “not allowed to be born”.
Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?
It’s Christmas Day AND a Sunday,