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Maltese 'visionary' caused stir at papal audience

Catholic World News - January 28, 2011

A Maltese man caused a minor disruption at the weekly papal audience on January 26, when he shouted for the Pope’s attention, hoping to give him a letter about an alleged Marian apparition.

Angelik Caruana, who says that the Virgin Mary has appeared to him, was stopped by Vatican security officers as he tried to approach the Pontiff. Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, said that Caruana and a companion were not asked to leave the audience, and no charges would be filed, because they were “good people” who had no intention of harming the Pope. Father Lombardi said that Caruana’s letter to the Pope would be “examined with due respect.”

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jan. 29, 2011 3:28 PM ET USA

    Great phrase! "...with due respect." The respect that is due it.

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