Vatican recalls Ireland envoy after abuse rebuke


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  • Monday, 25 Jul 2011

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican has recalled its ambassador in Ireland following severe criticism by the Irish parliament of the Church's role in covering up child sex abuse, a spokesman said on Monday.

Deputy Vatican spokesman Father Ciro Benedettini said Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, the Apostolic Nuncio of Ireland, had been recalled from Dublin for consultations.

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