Thursday, May 19, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI
From Terry Mattingly

Anglicans meet Rome’s Big Ben
Among other good things, recounting his support for the centrist Protestant but still Christian Episcopalians in the wake of Gene Robinson

"Symbolism is everything," opined David Virtue, a conservative Anglican whose Internet reports circle the globe. "When the new pope met with the patriarchs from the Orthodox churches there were public embraces and kisses, but when Benedict XVI met Williams there was only a handshake. ... Williams edged forward perhaps hoping for a papal embrace but it was not forthcoming."
Good.

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