Posts Tagged ‘Diplomatic Relations’

Vatican in talks over Irish combining Italian and Vatican embassy functions Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Minister to Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has said that discussions with the Vatican were under way to allow the former Irish embassy to be used as a location for embassies to Italy and to the Holy See, according to the Irish Times. Gilmore said that the non-resident Ambassador, department secretary general David Cooney, was in Read more

Muslim cabinet minister defends the place of Christianity in Britain Comments 0

Friday, February 17th, 2012
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A Muslim cabinet minister has defended the place of Christianity in Britain saying it is a vital part of British life and  she warns of the dangers of eroding its importance. “You cannot extract Christian foundations from the evolution of our nations any more than you can erase the spires from our landscape,” she said. “I see Read more

Profound disappointment at closure of Ireland’s embassy to Vatican Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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The Catholic primate of Ireland, Sean Brady, says he’s profoundly disappointed at the Irish government’s announcement that it is to close its embassy to the Vatican. “I wish to express my profound disappointment at this decision which means that Ireland will be without a resident ambassador to the Holy See for the first time since Read more

Is this the Vatican’s twilight Comments 0

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
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“Sometimes I feel like the last ambassador to the Republic of Venice.” These words, pronounced by a European ambassador to the Holy See, testify to the stress that both sex abuse scandals and the economic crisis are creating in diplomatic circles in Rome. Being appointed ambassador to the Vatican still gives a very prestigious status. Read more