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Ireland's closeness to catholic church tested

Ireland's traditional closeness to the Catholic Church was challenged recently, when when the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny himself a practicing Catholic lambasted the Church hierarchy over its secrecy in withholding information about clerical child sex abuse.

But does this reflect a shift in the country's unquestioning acceptance of the Vatican and its structures?

The BBC's Andy Martin reports.

  • 14 Aug 2011
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