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# ordination - Monday 7 October, 2013

New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims

Bishop Francis Duffy said a prayer at his ordination for the two young girls who were allegedly attacked in Athlone.

# ordination - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Are Ireland's priests heading for extinction?

Numbers studying to be ordained are dwindling and one priest has suggested it is time to allow married men to fill the gaps.

# ordination - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Catholic newspaper predicts Ireland will have just 450 priests in 2042

The church is preparing for a time of priestless parishes.

# ordination - Monday 17 October, 2011

Priest detained after demonstrating for women’s ordination at Vatican

Fr Roy Bourgeois and two supporters are detained by Roman police after demonstrating for women’s ordination without a permit.