Bishop Kieran O’Reilly  succeeds Archbishop Dermot Clifford as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly brings ‘a perspective from his wide experience of mission in Africa’

People react positively at a watch party as US president Barack Obama outlines his executive actions on immigration in a televised address at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, US. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/ New York Times

‘A welcome relief to millions of families living in fear’

Walk will mark beginning of liturgical year and seven Christian faiths set to take part

President Michael D Higgins throws the ball in to start the South Africa Gaels Blitz final match with Keith O’Leary of ESB International on the fourteenth day of the President’s 22-day visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

The President throws in the ball for a very special Gaelic football match in South Africa

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South Africa Gael’s Mayo captain Steven Malinga lifts a cup after being presented with it by President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins following a Gaelic football match in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs Twitter.

Michael D Higgins says it is a ‘pleasure’ to see fun Gaelic games provide around the world

President Michael D Higgins, his wife, Sabina, and Christopher Till, director of the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

President reflects on legacy of state violence after trip to Johannesburg Apartheid Museum

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on their arrival to Kazumu International Airport, Lilongwe, Malawi on the ninth day of the President’s 22-day official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew

Missionaries were Ireland’s first ambassadors in Africa, says Higgins

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi.Photograph: Chris Bellew /Photography 2014

Michael D Higgins tells Malawi university the vulnerability of hunger reaches into psyche

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