Catholic church leaders devoid of political savvy?

Malachi O’Doherty bursts a long lived conspiracy theory, once beloved of many certainly of an older time DUP: that the Roman Catholic church was at the base an agitator for anti state politics. He argues that there is little public sign of political nous shown in the statements of the church’s leading representatives.

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