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Rome and Enda

•With regard to the State versus the Vatican on the issue of child protection -- to me it's very clear. The Taoiseach was too hot and passionate. The response from Rome was too cold and objective. I'm afraid canon law is no better, or worse unfortunately, than state law, because all lawyers get bogged down in the swamp of proof instead of truth.

This leaves the rest of the population with the responsibility of protecting children from paedophiles who exist in all walks of life.

Vera Whelan
Co Wexford

Irish Independent