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It seems that Enda Kenny is happy to let foreigners at the Vatican take the blame (Photo: PA)

Surely, one lesson has been learned from the abuse crisis: lies and half-truths can be deadly

The Taoiseach said the Holy See attempted to 'frustrate an inquiry in a sovereign, democratic republic as little as three years ago' (Photo: PA)

His eye-catching allegation grabbed headlines around the world. Yet he has still to provide any evidence for it

Bishops pictured outside St Patrick's College, Maynooth, at an extraordinary general meeting last year (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

All the same, the story is all too symbolic of Irish life today

Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, apostolic nuncio to Ireland, leaves the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin earlier this month (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

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Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza leaves the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

Vatican recalls nuncio to Ireland

Nuncio has been recalled so the Vatican can better respond to Cloyne scandal, says Vatican spokesman

David Quinn says criticisms do not apply to the Vatican of today

Enda Kenny pins blame for the mishandling of abuse allegations on the Vatican (PA photo)

Both at the CDF and as Pope he has clearly directed that crimes must be reported to the civil authorities

Enda Kenny: playing to the gallery (PA photo)

Fr Lombardi’s response to the Cloyne scandal is legalistic: the Vatican still has serious questions to answer

Prime Minister Enda Kenny (CNS photo/Reuters)

Enda Kenny launches extraordinary attack on the Vatican in parliament, saying its policy on abuse is ‘calculated’ and ‘withering’