Vatican PR blunder #48,837
By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 16, 2010
John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter offers a dry comment that with a remarkably impolitic comment by Cardinal Kasper on the eve of the Pope’s trip to Great Britain, the Vatican’s public-relations effort has taken a new step—definitely not in the right direction:
In the old days, the normal Vatican pattern was that the pope would say or do something controversial, and then his aides would try to calm the waters. It’s a measure of how out of sorts the Vatican’s communications enterprise has been that these days, things seem to work exactly the other way around.
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Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Sep. 18, 2010 6:48 PM ET USA
Two words: Harry Brown.
Posted by: Anselm -
Sep. 16, 2010 8:28 PM ET USA
Ok, the point is a good one. However, do we need the exaggeration? It is bad enough we get that in the NYT, AP, The Guardian, etc. So if this is blunder 48,837 then please list the other 48,836.
Posted by: kmbold -
Sep. 16, 2010 6:26 PM ET USA
And the National Catholic Reporter has NEVER ceased to offend.
Posted by: Dalaigh -
Sep. 16, 2010 6:17 PM ET USA
Anyone who has been at Heathrow recently would find the Cardinal was accurate but undiplomatic.