Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ireland Closes Embassy in the Vatican

Being of Irish heritage and bearing an awkward Gaelic name, I am very pleased to see that the Irish government has taken the bold step of closing its embassy in the Vatican. The diplomatic venture to the theocratic state is seen as too costly and  unproductive, but of course Priests raping Irish children could not have helped the Roman cause.

I previously suggested that the fall out from the Cloyne report may act as the catalyst for Ireland shaking off its ancient Catholic identity and heading towards true secularism. Considering that Ireland is the first major Catholic country to close its Vatican embassy, this may be just what is happening, and that can only bring more good news to the Emerald Isle.