Monday, 23 August 2010

... and the reporter retreated to his car!

The parish priest of one of my nearby parishes is a great devotee of St Therese of Lisieux. He first visited Lisieux on a pilgrimage-retreat as a seminarian 38 years ago, and hasn't missed a year since. This year was his 10th year as the spiritual leader of the retreat-pilgrimage.

In this week's parish newsletter, Father writes something of this year's pilgrimage-retreat, which took place recently. He finishes the newsletter with the following paragraph:
On the Monday when we were preparing to leave outside Westminster Cathedral for Lisieux, a BBC interviewer suddenly approached us and tried to get our comments on the Pope's visit - centering on the cost! He was obviously looking for criticism, so I just said "We love the Pope" - and the reporter retreated to his car!

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