Robert Mickens will no longer be The Tablet’s Rome correspondent

British Catholic weekly The Tablet has announced it will no longer be using Robert Mickens as its Rome correspondent.

The Tablet suspended Mickens in March after he called Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI “The Rat” and anticipated his death in a Facebook comment.

The publication stated an inquiry would be carried out.

About a month later, a brief message appeared on The Tablet’s website stating: “After serious consideration, The Tablet and Robert Mickens have come to a mutual agreement that he will no longer be the journal’s Rome correspondent.”

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