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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Vatican Confirms Papal Visit

Memorial of St. Andrew Kim Taegon, St. Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted an invitation from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and plans to travel to the United States next spring to address the United Nations. Despite rumored additional visits to Baltimore/DC, Boston, and Philadelphia, no other U.S. stops have been confirmed, yet.

Here's a couple of puzzlers from the AP report:
A stop in Boston would send a particularly poignant message of papal concern over the clerical sex abuse scandal, which erupted there in 2002 and forced its archbishop, Cardinal Bernard Law, to resign in disgrace.

Poignant?
The planning for the trip is delicate because it would come amid a presidential election campaign.

Delicate?

Nothing like intentionally unclear writing.

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