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Ireland closes down embassy in Vatican .........................
(Reuters) - Catholic Ireland's stunning decision to close its embassy to the Vatican is a huge blow to the Holy See's prestige and may be followed by other countries which feel the missions are too expensive, diplomatic sources said on Friday.
The closure brought relations between Ireland and the Vatican, once ironclad allies, to an all-time low following the row earlier this year over the Irish Church's handling of sex abuse cases and accusations that the Vatican had encouraged secrecy.
Ireland will now be the only major country of ancient Catholic tradition without an embassy to the Vatican.
Not before time!
Is this really a big surprise? I just wish this had been done years ago. These priests have been doing their dirty nasty secrets behind closed doors for a long time now. The Vatican can look at it from an economic point of view. I, personally, see the broader picture at play here. All 'systems' out there, be they political, economic, governmental AND religious are crumbling under the weight of their own corruption. Realistically, how much longer can the Vatican sustain itself with the newly emerging LIGHT flashing a flood light on these sexual creeps and other crimes against humanity? Enough is enough. Kudos to Ireland for making such a bold move. Perhaps if more countries will remove their embassies, the Vatican will fall on its face even faster and these creeps will have to crawl back under whatever rock they came from.
Last edited by organic (2011-11-10 20:23:11)