Dubious past of Catholic Church
The Vatican has excommunicated and defrocked the Roman Catholic archbishop Emmanuel Milingo for supporting married priests and appointing bishops.
Pope Pius XII has controversially been moved closer to sainthood, despite the protests of Jewish organisations and the fact that the secret Vatican archives from 1939 to 1958 are not due to be opened until 2014 at the earliest.
Pope John Paul II is being moved towards sainthood with unprecedented speed, despite presiding over an organisation which harboured and protected paedophiles internationally.
With a history like this to be interpreted, it is no wonder that the Roman Catholic Church wants to retain its current control of education in Ireland.