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In Northern Ireland, only counties Londonderry, Tyrone and Armagh have experienced a significant loss of relative Protestant population, though at a lesser rate than in the Republic.
The Church of Ireland is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating across the island of Ireland and the largest non-Catholic religious body on the island.
Most Christian churches are organized on an all-Ireland basis, including both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
In the Republic of Ireland, 78.3% of the population adheres to the Catholic Church.
In Northern Ireland, the various branches of Protestantism collectively form a plurality of the population but the single largest church is the Catholic Church which accounts for some 40.8% of the population.
Proportion of respondents to the Ireland census 2011 or the Northern Ireland census 2011 who stated they were Catholic.
Catholicism in Ireland is part of the worldwide Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church in Ireland serves Catholics in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland under the spiritual leadership of Pope Francis and the Conference of Irish Bishops.
While the Catholic Church is the largest single denomination in either jurisdiction, it is smaller than the combined Protestant denominations in Northern Ireland.For instance, the diocese of Cashel has been joined with the diocese of Emly, Waterford with Lismore, and Ardagh with Clonmacnoise.The bishop of Galway is also the Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora.They are engaged either in teaching or in giving missions, but not charged with the government of parishes.Irish travellers have traditionally adopted a very particular attitude to the Catholic church, with a focus on figures such as "healing priests".