Vatican spokesman: German bishops didn’t snub Pope
CWN - October 13, 2011
The director of the Holy See Press Office has dismissed some Catholic bloggers’ claims that a number of German bishops deliberately snubbed Pope Benedict XVI, refusing to shake his hand, during the Pontiff’s September visit to their country.
“The interpretation given to that video that the German bishops were disrespectful to the Pope is absolutely unfounded,” said Father Federico Lombardi. “The Pope was introducing his entourage—not the German bishops—to the German president at his residency.”
“An interpretation of the video that accuses the German bishops of disrespecting the Pope is too senseless to warrant further comment,” he added.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($33,066 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!