Pope Benedict XVI is pained by the closed attitude Germans sometimes show him, and views their critical stance as a particularly German phenomenon, the country’s apostolic nuncio has said.
"The Pope suffers from the sometimes closed attitude shown towards him in Germany," said Archbishop Jean-Claude Perisset, according to an interview in Die Zeit, Aug. 15th. But he added that their rejection harms the critics more than the Pope. "It's a great loss to the Catholic Church in Germany that they hear so little of him," he said.
Next month will mark the first anniversary since the Holy Father made his historic official visit to his homeland – a trip widely praised for his papal addresses in...READ MORE