Monday 19 March 2018

Vatican exit

lAuf wiedersehen Pope Benedict XVI, Fr Federico Lombardi et al. For economic reasons, the Government has decided to close the Irish embassy in the Vatican and Rome is in a state of shock.

This decision should have been taken decades ago. When allegations of abuse first came to light, all we heard from the Vatican then was a deafening silence.

That silence has continued despite many victims writing to the Vatican requesting the Pope to come to Ireland to hear the horror stories personally.

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