Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The 'Benedict bounce'

According to the Telegraph:

...[V]olunteers who have been manning the phones at the Catholic Enquiry Office received as many as 100 calls on Monday morning alone, just hours after Benedict returned to Italy.

Among those phoning was a Sikh woman, who said she had been moved by the first-ever state papal visit and wanted to find out how she could convert.

The church expects more calls to come in over the coming weeks, as happened in 1982 after John Paul II’s visit to the country.

“We have had some enquiries but it’s going to take some time,” a spokesman said.