Saturday, 27 December 2008

Where was English Catholic Church when media lied about Pope?

An email from a friend yesterday: "I don't much like your Pope." A text message from a colleague: "I hear the Pope has been bashing gays." Real damage to Benedict XVI's reputation has been done by grossly unprofessional media reports of an "anti-gay" speech that didn't mention homosexuality once.

The BBC told us: "Pope Benedict XVI has said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction." That is very close to an outright lie on the part of the BBC website. My question: why didn't the "communications office" of the Catholic Church in England and Wales mount an instant media blitz to fight this campaign of misinformation?

It's funny how spokesmen for the Bishops of England and Wales are rarely around when the Pope needs them. Read more
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