Sunday, November 19, 2006

On to Turkey

Time has a front-page story on the Pope's important trip to Turkey.

1 comment:

Deep Furrows said...

The article repeats the erroneous notion that the Pope revised the speech after it was given:
Over the course of a month, Benedict issued a series of partial apologies and corrections unprecedented in the papacy. He expressed regret to those offended, summoned a group of Muslim notables to make the point personally and disowned the "evil and inhuman" slur on Muhammad as Manuel's sentiment but not his own. He even issued a second version of the speech to reflect those sentiments.
In fact, the preliminary version posted on the Vatican site was updated later to reflect the words that Pope Benedict actually said.