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Poll: Will Enda Kenny's speech change relations between Church and State?

Is the Taoiseach’s damning criticism of the Vatican a genuine turning point, or another false dawn?

THIS MORNING’S PAPERS are full of analysis of Enda Kenny’s landmark speech in the Dáil yesterday, where he condemned the Vatican’s “dysfunction, disconnection, elitism and narcissism” in how it dealt with child abuse allegations.

The speech, which you can read here in full, is the most damning critique that any Irish leader has ever made of the Vatican, and suggests a new cool phase in the relationships between the Irish State and the Catholic Church.

Today we simply want to know: will Enda Kenny’s speech lead to a genuine change in relationships between the Church and the State?


Poll Results:

Yes (1172)
No (308)
I don't know (219)



More: Vatican silent after Taoiseach’s stinging attack on Church

Read: Kenny condemns ‘dysfunction and disconnection’ of the Catholic Church

Column: No matter what, we still need the Church

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