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Emma B BS: Papal visit to the UK (41) RE: BS: Papal visit to the UK 19 Sep 10

The man (who in 2008 urged the Anglican communion to take a stand against homosexuality) said a few other things too in his, highly critical of the 'liberal' Church of England, interview with the German magazine Focus.

"Look at the Protestant churches," he said: "They have married priests and women priests, too. Are they doing better? The Church of England has also taken on terrible problems with these developments. I wouldn't wish those problems on my church."

As Andrew Brown commented in The Guardian

*This is not only stupefyingly tactless, and wrong (the Church of England has 600 priests in training, half of them women; the Roman Catholic church here has 39), it is also bizarre, in view of the pope's initiative last year to welcome married Anglican clergy, if they are opposed to women priests."

He also claimed discrimination by 'agressive atheism' against Christians in the UK by referring to a 2006 news item

-"Yes, an aggressive new atheism has spread in England. If, for example, you wear a cross on British Airways, you will be discriminated"

British Airways plc is, in fact, a totally private company as it was privatized in 1987!

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