Friday, September 17, 2010

Inside Story - The Pope's Mission

September 17, 2010 on Al-Jazeera English
Can Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK help create a more credible church in an increasingly secular society like the UK? And what is the need for this visit, costing British tax payers $18mn?


  1. right when ever I see a condom i get an urge to have sex!

  2. Catholic apologists are so far on the back foot they're almost horizontal.

  3. R€LIGION Stinks of moneySeptember 18, 2010 at 3:08 AM

    "Some more extreme opponents calling for his arrest"
    What an outrageous statement.
    Had it been any other organization the whole operation would have been shut down and this man would be in a cell.

    People have had their entire lives destroyed, children robbed of their childhoods, some have comitted suicide.

    Fuck Al-Jeezera

  4. lol i agree but al jazeera are entertaining

  5. It's so weird to see people who disagree be so respectful on television.

  6. Here's a link to that 2001 letter of Ratzinger's.

    Nothing in it about referring these crimes to the police.  In fact, there's this line in the letter:  "Cases of this kind are subject to the pontifical secret."  Not entirely sure what 'the pontifical secret' means, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean 'open and transparent'.