\"Enda

Enda Kenny greets the press outside Irish government buildings Photo by: Google Images

Parish priest compares Irish leader to Adolf Hitler

\"Enda

Enda Kenny greets the press outside Irish government buildings Photo by: Google Images

A County Louth parish bulletin has likened Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to Adolf Hitler after his attack on the Vatican in the wake of the Cloyne Report.

Kenny was heavily critical of the Holy See and the Pope after the report criticized the church’s response to child sex abuse claims in the Cork diocese.

Parishioners in the Louth village of Togher were told in their latest parish bulletin that the last European leader to make such an attack on the Vatican was Adolf Hitler.

The article, written under the headline ‘Heil Herr Kenny’ in the parish bulletin, is believed to have been written by parish priest Fr Thomas Daly. He is refusing to talk to reporters.

It stated: “Perhaps he [Enda Kenny] might also keep in mind that the profile of Knock was hugely raised by the visit of a former Pope [John Paul II] to the shrine in 1979.
______________
Read More:
An Irish leader, at last, who speaks truth to the Vatican on covering up sex abuse of children

Vatican leader slams Irish government’s confessional law as absurd

NY Times Maureen Dowd calls Irish leader's speech ‘breathtaking’

____________
“If history teaches us one lesson, it must surely be a call to be careful about the canonization of political leaders. Even Hitler had to face that reality. A cautionary tale.”

The bulletin also questions the reaction to Kenny’s speech which has been acclaimed across the world.

“His Dáil speech was greeted with shouts of jubilation by almost every journalist and TV pundit in the country,” stated the article.

“Is this the new Ireland? Is this the fulfillment of the dreams of the founding fathers? ‘No Pope here’. Is this the way forward for a new and better Ireland?”

Prime Minister Kenny was asked to comment on the Hitler allegation following his round of golf with US Open champion Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open pro-am in Kerry.

“He should come to Killarney,” said Kenny. “That comment doesn’t deserve the dignity of a response from me.”

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: