Holy See must talk to the people
Published 05/09/2011 | 05:00
The key point in the Vatican's reply to the sensational criticisms made by Enda Kenny last July is contained in the last paragraph.
It asserts that the Holy See has always respected Ireland's sovereignty and maintained cordial relations, and "reaffirms" its commitment to constructive dialogue on the basis of mutual respect.
Presumably we can expect an Irish government response in somewhat similar terms.