DAVID SHOEBRIDGE MP IS CORRECT AND COURAGEOUS BY SAYING THAT AUSTRALIA SEVER ALL DUPLOMATIC RELATIINS WITH THE VATICAN.
The Vatican has only been a "state" since 1929 - 89 years after receiving that gift plus millions from the dictator Musselini in return for the RC Church supporting him.
It is absolutely crazy for any religion, even a big one, to have the status of a state in these modern times.
Furthermore through its many activities, including abuse, the Vatican is a ROGUE STATE!
That's why they gave Mugabe of Zimbabwe a seat of honour at the Pole' s funeral.
I was very pleased when Enda Kenny cancelled Ireland's diplomatic relations with the RCs and annoyed when it was restored.
For its role in abuse in the world the Vatican should be treated as a pariah.
I hope that Australia does send their Nuncio packing.
And I hope that many other countries follow their example.