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Irish prime minister may reconsider closing of embassy at Vatican

Catholic World News - February 02, 2012

Facing considerable public backlash after closing his country's embassy at the Vatican, Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) Enda Kenny has said that he may reconsider the decision.

Kenny--whose government announced the closing of the embassy after a heated exchange with the Vatican over the handling of sex-abuse complaints--said that the embassy could be opened with a reduced staff. His government has said that the closing of the embassy was motivated not by displeasure with the Holy See but by budgetary concerns.

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