Saturday, December 18, 2010

New ordeal for Vatican's man in Moscow

DECEMBER 16TH, 2010 18:03
New ordeal for Vatican's man in Moscow
News just in that the Vatican’s representative in Moscow, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, is facing a new ordeal: he has been summoned to attend meetings with elderly, humourless, power-crazed apparatchiks whose socialist politics have not changed since the Cold War.

Yup, he’s the new Papal Nuncio to Great Britain, responsible for liaising with Eccleston Square.

From the inimitable Damian Thompson at

I should perhaps explain that Thompson (once described by the CofE Church Times as a "blood-crazed ferret," blogs and tweets on religion and is an orthodox Roman Catholic. Eccleston Square is the home of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the center of the Magic Circle, as Thompson calls the hopelessly and feebly accommodationist bunch of "beige Catholics" who govern the Church there. Beige Catholics is Fr. Barron's apt term--see the clip I posted below on December 9, 2010.

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