VIDEO HAS EMERGED of Taoiseach Enda Kenny using his phone as Pope Benedict spoke to an audience of political leaders at the weekend.
Kenny was in Rome at the weekend as part of a delegation from the Christian Democrat International grouping, of which Fine Gael is a member, which had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI.
There was some chatter at the weekend about Kenny not having anything to say after his meeting with the Pontiff but it has emerged that Kenny never met actually met the Pope one-to-one on Saturday.
Instead Pope Benedict made a speech and afterwards the grouping posed for a photograph.
It was during that speech that Kenny can be seen on a number of occasions checking his phone including at the end of the video where the grouping stood up to applaud the leader of the Catholic Church.
The video was tweeted by Michael Kelly from the Irish Catholic who said he was “amazed by the rudeness of Enda Kenny playing with his phone” during the event.