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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

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

Chinese Catholics sing at a church in Changzhi, Shanxi province (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate Mass in Seravalle stadium, San Marino, yesterday (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica on Pentecost Sunday (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict waves at the faithful before a Mass marking the National Day of Croatian Catholic Families (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli (CNS photo/Flaminia Nobili, Catholic Press Photo)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful after the Regina Caeli yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A man hangs photos of Osama bin Laden at the  National Press Club in Islamabad (AP Photo/B K Bangash)

But we ‘Crusaders’ need now to behave with extreme care: the Muslim world is a tinder-box