Tuesday 6 December 2016

Poor faith

Published 21/02/2012 | 05:00

• The controversy over the closure of the Vatican embassy reminds me of the behaviour of some Italian citizens following the death of Mussolini. The dictator's body was hung from a lamppost and brave citizens queued up to kick, punch and spit on it.

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Not a particularly courageous act as he was unlikely to retaliate at that stage. Last year Enda Kenny launched a blistering attack on the Vatican.

Not to be outdone, Eamon Gilmore closed down the Vatican embassy to prove his anti-Catholic credentials.

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