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Poll: Should the Papal Nuncio be expelled from Ireland?

The Vatican is yet to respond to the findings of the Cloyne report, which found the Papal state less than co-operative with helping implement child protection guidelines. But should the Government send the Pope’s representative here packing?

Papal Nuncio Giuseppe Leanza in Dublin yesterday.
Papal Nuncio Giuseppe Leanza in Dublin yesterday.
Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire

FINE GAEL TD Charlie Flanagan has said that the Papal Nuncio should be expelled from Ireland following the publishing of the Cloyne report.

The Vatican has been admonished by Justice Minister Alan Shatter and the report into the management of clerical sex abuse cases in the Cloyne diocese – the Papal state’s reaction and intervention was described as “unhelpful”. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore met with the Vatican’s representative in Ireland, Papal Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, yesterday. The Vatican is yet to make an official response to the findings of the report.

Do you agree with Charlie Flanagan? Should Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza expelled from the country?

Poll Results:

Yes, for good (1368)
Yes, but maybe just until the Vatican answers its critics (828)
No (187)

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