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New era for Irish-Vatican relations with papal visit on the cards

01 May 2014 | by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin | Comments: 0

RELATIONS BETWEEN Ireland and the Holy See appear to have turned a corner following an invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country and the lifting of sanctions against an Irish priest, writes Sarah Mac Donald.In the coming days, the Irish Government is also due to appoint a new Irish Ambassador to the Holy See to head up a reopened but scaled-down delegation consisting of a single diplomat.In November 2011, the Irish Government announced that it was shutting one of the country’s oldest missions, ostensibly for financial reasons. But the shock closure was widely perceived as a reaction to the findings of the Cloyne report into clerical sexual abuse and the Vatican’s recall of the then apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, following Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s stron ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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