There is much bustle as the papal visit approacheth. One reader writes from Ireland:
You would almost think it was all choreographed to chime with the Papal visit.
In general, over time, over years in fact since Benedict’s election, I’ve noticed the drip drip of articles and how they have been positioned by BBC, usually at weekends before a Sunday - mention of priest/cardinal/pope in some attack/scandal/crime/prejudice etc. I mean recently a bishop was burgled here and they just had to mention the ‘stolen rosary beads, his wallet and two bottles of alcohol’ as the items stolen. And then this quarky proclamation:
Is it some press release or some zealous journalist seeking to debunk the...READ MORE