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Economist fails to appreciate--or understand--Pope Benedict's influence

May 06, 2011

The Economist used the beatification of Pope John Paul II as the occasion for an essay criticizing Pope Benedict XVI, suggesting that the current Pontiff's leadership looks unimpressive by comparison. Writing in the American Spectator, Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute counters by observing that The Economist shows both its ignorance of Catholic affairs and its inability to appreciate the work of the Pope Benedict.


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