Monday, 6 September 2010

Guardian: papal trip is 'wholly justified'

The Guardian today pays a lot of attention to the papal visit -- the long article on global Catholicism posted earlier, this article by Madeleine Bunting (until six months ago, a churchgoing Catholic; now, not so sure) which concludes that the Pope deserves a hearing; and an editorial which ends: "Unattractive as the holy visitor is in so many respects, his trip is wholly justified".

Not bad for a paper many Catholics wrongly think is unsympathetic to the Church. The Guardian gives more space to faith -- of all sorts -- than any other newspaper,  and the quality of its coverage often superior.