Overview of this lie

Date Originated: November of 2013
Target of Lie: Barack Obama
Categories: Vatican City, Barack Obama, Republican Party & Italy
Conservatives are claiming that President Obama has closed down the American embassy in the Vatican. In actuality, there are no embassies from any country within the Vatican, because the county is too small. The Obama Administration has decided to move out of our current embassy in Rome and relocate to the same compound as the American embassy to Italy. It will be located in a separate building within the compound and will have its own separate entrance.

Fact Checking Articles Debunking this Lie

DateArticle NameAbout
11/27/13Just the Facts: The Future U.S. Embassy to the Holy SeeDepartment of State
In the last days, there's been a frightening amount of misinformation and rumor mongering out there about the moving of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See. Mark Twain once suggested that misinformation can move around the world, "before the truth even has a chance to put its boots on." That's apparently twice as true in Washington these days.
11/27/13Fact Check: Obama is not planning ‘to close the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican’Barack Obama
Washington (CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the organization tasked with electing and reelecting Republican senators, has issued a petition that states "President Obama plans to close the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican." The problem: The NRSC’s claim is misleading.

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