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Award-winning film-maker Mark Dowd looks at the life of Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI. The journey takes Mark from Bavaria to the heart of the Vatican itself.
Hmmm funny how he coveniently skipped over the fact that the Vatican wanted to rebury Henry Newman (against his wishes no less) and part him his life partner <span>Father Ambrose St John. </span><span></span><span>And the usual propaganda that seculiarism led to Nazism is re-perpetuated. Never mentioning how the Vatican became a state in the first place, never mentioning that it was Catholic Bavaria which was Hitlers base. </span><span></span><span></span><span>I felt that this was a propaganda video for the Vatican. Mark Dowd</span> is obviously an apologist. How you can be a gay man and stick up for that organisation is unsettling to me. Strikes me that he is unable to let go of his religious conditioning or brain washing.
Quite agree with the comment above. The reporter lost me when he admitted that as a gay man he has some difficulty subscribing to RC doctrine, but hey, think of the past glories of the church. Glories? All hatred of gays is the result of what the catholics and other members of the deluded class have preached for decades. He earlier stated that the RC church is the home of "truth". Truth? Really, the whole doddery show is built around a catalogue of lies and unsupportable propositions. The reporter then descrinbes the priest he talked with as offering a "gentle gloss" to explain / apologise for the warped teachings the rc chursch professes. At least he didn't refer to the pope as an intellectual. You simply can't be an intellectual if you literally believe in the sky fairy nonsense.