The Commission of Investigation wrote to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in the Vatican asking for its help. It needed information about concealment of a multiple crime by agents of the Vatican. The CDF, formerly known as the Holy Inquisition, headed by Josef Ratzinger until he became Pope, ignored the letter.
The Commission also wrote to the Papal Nuncio, who is the Vatican’s ambassador to Ireland, seeking similar assistance. He also ignored the request.
Subsequently, the Vatican complained to the Irish government that the Commission had breached protocol by not making the inquiries through diplomatic channels.
This is false.
The Commission is not a government body and has no business using governmental channels to pursue its inquiries.
What we can see clearly is that the Catholic church considers itself to be a foreign State for the purposes of inquiries into crime. It has said so explicitly in regard to the Commission’s requests for information.
We also know that the hierarchy’s first sworn allegiance is to their church.
We can deduce therefore that the Catholic hierarchy in Ireland are agents of a foreign State whose main loyalty is not to Ireland.
Therefore, we can say that many of our schools, hospitals and third level institutions are controlled by a foreign State.
We can also say categorically that these agents of a foreign State participated in the concealment of a widespread and long-lasting crime, not only in Dublin but throughout the country.
If these things had been done by representatives of any other foreign State, and if a judicial inquiry had been rebuffed in such a manner by that State, its diplomats would be expelled forthwith, and the government would immediately sever all diplomatic ties.
So why not the Vatican?
The Irish Times reaches the same conclusion.
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