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Media perspectives on Pope's visit to Germany

Catholic World News - September 23, 2011

The world’s major media outlets offered differing perspectives on the first days of Pope Benedict’s visit to Germany, with many reporters suggesting that the Pontiff had been successful in drawing attention away from the protests that had dominated news coverage before his arrival.

In Germany Der Spiegel said that the Pope had caught his audience off guard with his sometimes blunt remarks, and said this approach “could transformhis visit into a rousing success.” An AP overview on the 2nd day of the Pope’s visit relegated the ubiquitous protests to the last paragraph of a balanced report. A striking contrast to the generally positive coverage appeared in the New York Times, which gave enormous prominence to the Pope’s critics and barely mentioned when the Pontiff himself had said. The Pope’s profound address to the German parliament, which drew a standing ovation from the lawmakers, was lightly dismissed as “comments that verged at times on the academic.”

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