How wise is the system of appointing bishops in Ireland?
It's clear the papal nuncio has a significant role in the appointment of Irish bishops.
What will be the long term influence of these current appointments, which are being made by a person who comes from the right-wing of the US Catholic Church?
Papal nuncios are Holy See ambassadors. Is it appropriate that ambassadors should have a significant influence in the internal affairs of the countries in which they are guests?
The Germans appoint their bishops in a different manner.