Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pope, Rowan Meet for . . . 20 Minutes? UPDATED

I am not yet able to confirm Damian Thompson’s report that the long awaited meeting between the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope lasted only 20 minutes. And I do find that hard to believe.

But if they did indeed have such a brief meeting, that [Anglican understatement alert] does not reflect well on RC-Anglican relations.


UPDATE:
The Guardian’s report also has the meeting pegged at 20 minutes.

2 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

Yup, hard to believe that anybody could tolerate Rowan's presence for 20 minutes.

Dr. Mabuse said...

Looks like it took place in the Pope's comfy study. If I were the Pope, I'd have received him in a very cold room with just one chair in it.