Vatican brushes off story of move to arrest Pope in Britain
Catholic World News - April 13, 2010
The Vatican has no plan to reconsider a September visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Great Britain, despite the highly publicized call for the Pope's arrest there. The noted atheist campaigner Richard Dawkins has suggested that the Pope be arrested and tried for "crimes against humanity."
Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, told reporters that it was "very curious" to suggest the arrest of the Pontiff, who has sovereign immunity as the head of a recognized state. "For the moment it appears to be merely a stunt to get public attention," the Vatican spokesman said.
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 seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($23,163 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!