Skip to comments.Vatican stunned by Irish embassy closure
Posted on 11/04/2011 7:02:26 AM PDT by decimon
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 in the Vatican.
"This is really bad for the Vatican because Ireland is the first big Catholic country to do this and because of what Catholicism means in Irish history," said a Vatican diplomatic source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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Good move on the part of Ireland.
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Sadly, it seems to take many, many whacks between the eyeballs with a 2 by 4 to deliver a message to the Vatican.
Ireland is broke. The Vatican has wealth uncounted.
If having an Irish consulate is so important to the “Holy See”, then maybe they should pay for it.
Yep. The sex scandal, and it’s institutionalized coverup has been the biggest blow to the Catholic Church in a long time.
“Do as I say and not as I do”, doesn’t go over too well for parents nor other authority figures. But when it’s coming from God’s representatives on Earth? It’s unconscionable.
yes. The socialists and communists win. Nice support for the socialists from the “get them Caflix” bunch.
as Dennis Miller describes it when he enters the confessional.....”You first!”
This won’t last long. Over the last 200 years nearly every ‘Catholic’ country in the world has cut its ties to the Vatican at one time or another—France, Spain, Mexico even Italy! Usually they were forced to reverse their decision as their national interst began to suffer. Like it or not the Catholic Church is the largest and most global religion in the world. This severence usually occured at he time of the ascendency of a bitterly ant-Christain cabal, dominating politics by fraud and stealth and in partcular dominating media and academia. This is currently the case in Ireland, when the main national newspaper, the Irish Times is run by, and its main feature writer are extreme Left-wing loons. The National Broadcasting Service, RTE (think NPR only worse) has been dominated by the Marxist wing of Sinn Fein foe decades. The princial mission of all these forces (as in the US is the destruction of the Family and the destruction of Christianity and the substitution of their own totlitarian project. One major tactic they use is to front ‘moderates’ to disguise their agenda. Thus on national television, well know Irish Broadcaters like Gay Byrne have been the unknowing ‘useful idiots’, while in politics that role was taken by the 1980s Prime Minister Garret Fitzgerald. These are sad days for the Church in Ireland, but things have been worse in the past.
Have you taken this view of yours up with the site owner?
Spiritual riches have no cash value. The Holy See gets by on a very tight budget, if you care to know the truth.
perhaps somebody can find a link to another article to get an accurate report on this matter. Pullella articles are 80% fiction.
most of the ‘wealth’ is in art and buildings that don’t have
a ready market. they’ll never sell the Sistine Chapel.
they might make money by making their secret archives available to researchers though.
>> The Holy See gets by on a very tight budget
Yes, I’m sure various accounting tricks are used to make the budget seem tight for that “department”.
You and I both know how much wealth is stored up in the catholic church though. To pretend otherwise is highly disingenuous.
Even if Holy Mother Church were to liquidate all of her assests today, the funds would be negligible and wouldn’t last much longer than a few days.
The decision in the 1960s to allow homosexuals into the priesthood is what is at the root of all this.. good intentions, let them in if not practicing.. this allowed Satan directly into the church... and sadly now these folks are in positions of power to protect one another.
Oooo, the SECRET ARCHIVES...
Do you not know that the Secret Archives are routinely open to credentialed scholars, as they have been for many years? It is not that different from using the Library of Congress or any other scholarly collection.
Since you know for a fact the sum total, how about providing the verifiable amount?
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