Obama’s call to close Vatican embassy is ‘slap in the face’ to Roman Catholics

The Obama administration, in what’s been called an egregious slap in the face to the Vatican, has moved to shut down the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See — a free-standing facility — and relocate offices onto the grounds of the larger American Embassy in Italy.

The new offices will be in a separate building on the property, Breitbart reported.

And while U.S. officials are touting the relocation as a security measure that’s a cautionary reaction to last year’s attacks on America’s facility in Benghazi, several former American envoys are raising the red flag.

It’s a “massive downgrade of U.S.-Vatican ties,” said former U.S. Ambassador James Nicholson in the National Catholic Reporter. “It’s turning this embassy into a stepchild of the embassy to Italy. The Holy See is a pivot point for international affairs and a major listening post for the United States, and … [it’s] an insult to American Catholics and to the Vatican.”

Mr. Nicholson — whose views were echoed by former envoys Francis Rooney, Mary Ann Glendon, Raymond Flynn and Thomas Melady — also called the justification for closing the existing facility a “smokescreen,” Breitbart reported.

19 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Meathead says:

    Does anyone with any sense believe that Ovomit cares about insulting any religion (other than Islam) or any people? Classless and callus without a hint of remorse. That’s out Boy!

  • Thomas Viveiros says:

    This is a move only a no good lazy smelly muzzie would make . Get it yet kiddies ?

  • jetforshort says:

    Getting so tired of this guy! Can’t even put my thoughts in writing. I wish I was sick enough, suicidal enough, suicide bomber enough. Please find a way to get rid of this heretic!

  • Dempseycoleman says:

    I guess if he has to JUMP into Iran being the GOOD MUSLIM he wants to be
    I guess you have to get out of Vatican City. Who knows he just may have to
    announce FATWA on the Pope

  • Canary in the Coal Mine says:

    I don’t see what is the big deal here, I thought they were doing away with it completely as the Vatican is not a real nation/country in the first place.

    1. Meathead says:

      I’m not a Catholic, but the Vatican IS a country! What misinformed book are you reading?

  • Tiger says:

    What do you expect from a Muslim who pretended to be a Christian to get elected. His Administration has slapped Roman Catholics so many times before. Birth control mandate for Insurance for religious institutions – remeber that? This guy will go to hell – no 20 virgins for him from Allah too.

    1. Meathead says:

      72, not 20.

  • Art Hock says:

    He is worse than the anti-Christ. This fraud should be arrested and put in prison along with Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett, and Eric Holder. He and Pelosi and Reid make me sick to look at them.

  • mort_f says:

    Why should we have embassy status in the Vatican? There are no Moslems there.

    1. msbets says:

      that’s why!!! no muzzie’s within to destroy!!!

  • Noah Rosenblum says:

    “U.S. officials are touting the relocation as a security measure”
    Now that’s is funny.
    I didn’t know that the government cared about the security of it’s embassies, (Benghazi) ?

  • nbamron says:

    Oh, right, that Vatican is a hotbed of crime and violence. Does anybody in the USG tell the truth anymore, or has it all been so politicized that we should put our fingers in our ears rather than be polluted by more lies? They all speak with forked tongues, like the vipers they are.

    1. Cntrystppr says:

      There is no truth with this administration; just delusions of grandeur and power!

  • Tom Seiler says:

    As the Vatican is opposed to parts of the ACA, this is typical of this administration. If one fails to see Obama as the new incarnation of God, he will pick up his marbles and go home like the petulant child he really is.

    1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

      PLEASE use a small g when referring to him as ‘god’

  • VirgoVince says:

    Just say, NO, GFY!!!!
    WHY is everyone so afraid of that ugly illegal mu-slime fraud??
    WHY hasn’t he been ARRESTED and JAILED long ago????

    1. msbets says:

      well for one thing people have been known to die

  • antiliberalcryptonite says:


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