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Liberal British Catholic paper suspends correspondent for disparaging remarks about Benedict XVI

Catholic World News - March 27, 2014

A British Catholic newspaper has suspended its Rome correspondent after he engaged in a Facebook exchange looking forward to the death of Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI, the Catholic News Agency reports.

The Tablet, a weekly with a strongly liberal editorial slant, took action against Rome correspondent Robert Mickens, after publicity surrounding his Facebook reference to “the Rat’s funeral.” The Tablet issued a statement saying that the paper and its editors “disassociate ourselves from these remarks.”

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  • Posted by: dfp3234574 - Mar. 27, 2014 7:32 PM ET USA

    Mickens has recently been seen in anti-Catholic "documentaries": HBO's "Mea Maxima Culpa" and PBS' "Secrets of the Vatican."

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