Papal plea 'may sway divorce vote'

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The Independent Online
Irish government sources have claimed the 11th-hour intervention by the Pope may have hardened the "yes" vote in today's divorce referendum.

They claim he has antagonised religious minorities and may provoke a higher turnout by pro-divorce voters. On Wednesday, the Pope urged Irish pilgrims to pray even more intensely for the welfare of marriage, and emphasised "the unbreakable unity" between husband and wife.

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