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Pope to cut diocese numbers

With the Catholic Church in Irelands inking deeper into disarray following publication of the Cloyne Report last week, there are signs that the Vatican intends a root-and-branch review of dioceses.

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With the Catholic Church in Irelands inking deeper into disarray following publication of the Cloyne Report last week, there are signs that the Vatican intends a root-and-branch review of dioceses.

Six of the 26 dioceses in Ireland now have no bishop after the incumbent resigned or retired.

It’s understood that Pope Benedict intends to use this opportunity to reduce the number of Irish dioceses and to appoint surprise candidates to newly-amalgamated dioceses, as he did to...

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