Varadkar set to confront Pope over abuse scandals

The Times

June 28, 2018

By Ellen Coyne

Backing for Madigan on women priests and celibacy

Leo Varadkar will raise the issue of historic abuse of Irish citizens by the Catholic Church when he meets Pope Francis later this summer.

He is the latest senior member of government to signal that he will use the papal visit to Ireland in August to lobby the Vatican for reform.

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