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Sean O'Rourke is joined in Rome by Australian Jesuit Fr Richard Leonard, who knows Jorge Bergoglio, or Pope Francis. And he also canvasses the views of pilgrims in St Peter's Square
Fr Gerry O'Hanlon, theologian and former provincial of the Jesuits in Ireland, says the appointment of Pope Francis gives the Church an opportunity to move away from a monarchical style papacy
Sean O'Rourke speaks to Vatican watcher Fr Gerard O'Connell who called the conclave correctly in advance; Fran McNulty speaks to Mullingar priest Fr Michael Gilmartin, who knows Pope Francis
Bishop Donal McKeown, Auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of Down and Connor, has welcomed the appointment of a New World Pope
Ed Stocker, a journalist based in Buenos Aires, reports that there were scenes of jubilation after the surprise election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope
Sean O'Rourke and guests analyse what awaits the Catholic Church under Pope Francis
David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, says the Government and Central Bank mortgage plan protects the banks, not the borrowers
Frank Conway, Irish Financial Review, says the new plan puts banks back in the driving seat but also offers positives for struggling mortgage holders
Proinnsias Breathnach, senior lecturer in Geography at NUI Maynooth, says the Government should look again at where the property tax money will go
Eilish Hardiman, chief executive of Tallaght Hospital, says patients need not worry and the backlog will be cleared
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Kerry teenager Donal Walsh has died after losing his battle with cancer.
He passed away at his home in Blennerville, County Kerry, surrounded by his dad Fionnbar, his mother Elma and his sister Jemma.
Donal, aged 16, had publicly appealed to young people not to end their lives. He wrote a letter which brought him to national prominence.
He had been battling cancer since he was first diagnosed four years ago, and had raised over €50,000 for charity.
Weeks before his death, Donal recorded a video message to be circulated in schools.
Fr Francis Nolan, parish priest of St. John's in Tralee, was with Donal Walsh's family in the hours after his death
Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch paid tribute to Donal's 'generosity of spirit'
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