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Closing the embassy makes no economic logic – rather it is down to a ‘cooling of relations’

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

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

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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

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

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

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