Germany: 100 members of parliament to boycott Pope’s speech
Catholic World News - September 16, 2011
One hundred members of opposition parties have announced that they will boycott Pope Benedict’s speech to the German parliament.
“That is so small-minded that one doesn't know whether to laugh or to cry,” said Cardinal Joachim Meisner. “And the fact that they sit in parliament does not leave a positive mark on the noble representation of the German people.”
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Posted by: AgnesDay -
Sep. 19, 2011 2:08 PM ET USA
Well, I know I'm impressed.
Posted by: hartwood01 -
Sep. 19, 2011 12:23 AM ET USA
Why would they want to hear from the Vicar of Christ? They would have to examine their lives.
Posted by: Salome -
Sep. 17, 2011 5:06 PM ET USA
They will be missing their chance to hear their language spoken in exemplary fashion and probably the most intelligent and thought-provoking ideas they are likely to hear in a long time.
Posted by: Gaby -
Sep. 16, 2011 8:31 PM ET USA
He's also a German national. You'd think that simply from the perspective of "local boy makes it big", they'd want to honor one of their own.
Posted by: Gaby -
Sep. 16, 2011 8:25 PM ET USA
Um, the Pope is a Head of State... Someone ought to inform the noble members of Germany's Parliament.
Posted by: New Sister -
Sep. 16, 2011 11:21 AM ET USA
How “judgmental” of them!
Posted by: DrJazz -
Sep. 16, 2011 8:45 AM ET USA
They enjoy their ignorance and prefer to remain mired in it.