The Catholic Church and me: Ireland
More than 80% of people in Ireland declare themselves as Catholic.
While the numbers attending church on Sunday have fallen, they remain relatively high compared to many countries.
The Church is facing several big challenges. One is a scarcity of priests - the average age is over 60 and few people are entering the priesthood.
As the extraordinary Synod gets underway in Rome this weekend to discuss 'family in the context of evangelisation', we spoke to an Irish Catholic family in Dublin.
Here is Frank Browne's story.
02 Oct 2014
- From the section World