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Improved Church-state relations in Ireland?

May 28, 2014

Three years after Ireland closed its embassy to the Holy See, the Irish government announced the appointment of a new ambassador, prompting Prime Minister Enda Kenny to say that there is now a “closer and healthier relationship between Church and state.”

Michael Kelly, editor of The Irish Catholic, examines whether Church-state relations are indeed improving. “This Government is incredibly hostile towards the Church,” says David Quinn, director of the Iona Institute, who cites legislation that threatens the sanctity of the confessional.


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