POPE’S VISIT TO BRITAIN ALLABOUT SPIN SAY VATICAN AIDES

From AFP:

Pope Benedict hopes to address a "gap" in public perception of the Catholic Church after recent child sex scandals when he visits the country this year, aides said in plans for the trip unveiled on Tuesday.

"Catholicism can easily become defined in the public mind in the light of one or two recent controversies. This is the gap in public knowledge that this pamphlet aims to address," said a pamphlet setting out the purpose of the three-day papal visit.

The booklet, entitled 'The Pope in the UK', includes sections on child protection within the Church, the contribution of the Catholic Church to British society and on the purpose of the Catholic Church itself.

The visit to Britain "is a really very significant moment for this country", stated Bishop Vincent Nichols.

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POPE’S VISIT TO BRITAIN ALLABOUT SPIN SAY VATICAN AIDES — 4 Comments

  1. “The visit to Britain ‘is a really very significant moment for this country’, stated Bishop Vincent Nichols.”

    Oh my gosh! Conceited much? When it comes to the visit, I guess it’s clear who should be speaking, and who should be listening.

  2. The visit will be nowhere near as significant as one of Grandmère Mimi’s visitations or, should the bléssed day ever arrive, a visit from Seattle’s finest server and weiner handler.

  3. I think that it is best for the country if I postpone my trip. Between Mimi’s state visit, and the Pope’s state-subsidized, gap-filling mission (“You didn’t see anything!”), I’m afraid that the pensioners of Lastingham have had quite enough excitement for the year.

  4. You know, looking at the second picture I cannot see a penny’s worth of difference beyond the the fashion choice of black or white cassock.

    FWIW
    jimB