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Irish prime minister may reconsider closing of embassy at Vatican

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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