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    Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    The Foreign Office has apologised for a "foolish" document which suggested the Pope's visit to the UK could be marked by the launch of "Benedict" condoms.
    Called "The ideal visit would see...", it said the Pope could be invited to open an abortion clinic and bless a gay marriage during September's visit.
    The Foreign Office stressed the paper, which resulted from a "brainstorm" on the visit, did not reflect its views.

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    The junior civil servant responsible had been put on other duties, the Foreign Office said.

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    The paper was attached as one of three "background documents" to a memo dated 5 March 2010 inviting officials in Whitehall and Downing Street to attend a meeting to discuss themes for the papal visit.
    It suggested Benedict XVI could show his hard line on the sensitive issue of child abuse allegations against Roman Catholic priests by "sacking dodgy bishops" and launching a helpline for abused children.
    The document went on to propose the Pope could apologise for the Spanish Armada or sing a song with the Queen for charity.
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    I hope this junior gets a pay rise for giving the country a laugh on a rainy sunday morning.

    On the other hand, some of those suggestions (the helpline for abused victims) would go a long way to take away the pariah status of the Catholic Church and this pope in particular.

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    Re: Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    He should get a promotion. The Pope SHOULD do what he suggests to gain just some credibility back for his pathetic religion.
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    Re: Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    He should get a promotion. The Pope SHOULD do what he suggests to gain just some credibility back for his pathetic religion.
    Yes when you don't agree with a religion just trash its leader then you can feel good about yourself again if only for a little while


    Its no surprise some in the British government did this. They should have apologized for it.

    But Pete is a shining example of how many liberals think tolerance is great unless they disagree with someone else then its ok to be intolerant. Nothing like another dose of liberal hypocrisy.
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    Re: Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Yes when you don't agree with a religion just trash its leader then you can feel good about yourself again if only for a little while


    Its no surprise some in the British government did this. They should have apologized for it.

    But Pete is a shining example of how many liberals think tolerance is great unless they disagree with someone else then its ok to be intolerant. Nothing like another dose of liberal hypocrisy.
    Very true. We see these examples of 'tolerance' and respect for 'diversity' daily. Nothing like free thinkers who want everyone to think alike!

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    Re: Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Yes when you don't agree with a religion just trash its leader then you can feel good about yourself again if only for a little while

    Its no surprise some in the British government did this. They should have apologized for it.

    But Pete is a shining example of how many liberals think tolerance is great unless they disagree with someone else then its ok to be intolerant. Nothing like another dose of liberal hypocrisy.
    Give me a break. This man is not only a former Nazi, but he was the head of the churches anti-pedophilia department for a long time and in many cases he did NOTHING when they knew perfectly well something bad was going on or had gone on.

    What ever criticism and attacks against this man is fully justified. He should resign in shame frankly, and the church should clean up its own house instead of blaming media, society, porn, homosexuals and jews for the depravity of their own members.
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    Re: Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    They should arrest the Pope.
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    Re: Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    It suggested Benedict XVI could show his hard line on the sensitive issue of child abuse allegations against Roman Catholic priests by "sacking dodgy bishops" and launching a helpline for abused children
    This one is actually a good idea.

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    Re: Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    They should arrest the Pope.
    Wow. I completely agree with you on something.

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    Re: Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Give me a break. This man is not only a former Nazi,
    Another incredible lack of knowledge on display here.

    It was a required by law that he join the hitler youth group and he protested by never attending any meetings whatsoever.
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    Re: Foreign Office apologises for Pope 'condom' memo

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Another incredible lack of knowledge on display here.

    It was a required by law that he join the hitler youth group and he protested by never attending any meetings whatsoever.
    So he says...

    And he is still a former Nazi who covered up and hid child molesters in the catholic church.
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