NOTE CONCERNING CLOSURE OF IRISH EMBASSY TO THE HOLY SEE

VATICAN CITY, 4 NOV 2011 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a declaration
made yesterday by Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J.
in response to a note issued by the Irish Foreign Ministry announcing the
decision of the government of Ireland to close, for economic reasons, its
embassies in the Holy See and Iran, and its office of representation in East
Timor.

“The Holy See takes note of the decision by Ireland to close its embassy
in Rome to the Holy See. Of course, any State which has diplomatic relations
with the Holy See is free to decide, according to its possibilities and its
interests, whether to have an ambassador to the Holy See resident in Rome,
or resident in another country. What is important are diplomatic relations
between the Holy See and the States, and these are not at issue with regard
to Ireland”.
OP/ VIS
20111104 (160)

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1 Response to NOTE CONCERNING CLOSURE OF IRISH EMBASSY TO THE HOLY SEE

  1. Wall Eyed Mr Whippy says:

    Yes, I saw this on the news a few hours ago: quite disastrous.

    Like

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