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Ireland Marks Anniversary of Good Friday Agreement, as Pope Francis Prays for peace

George GarriguesProtestant graffiti is seen in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1974, during The Troubles.

The agreement helped end the period known as The Troubles that saw sectarian violence between Protestant unionists, who wanted Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom, and Catholic nationalists, who wanted it to become part of the republic of Ireland.