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27 July 2017 06:39 (South Africa)

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in UK

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the UK on Thursday morning, and was welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II at the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. The Pope heaped praise on his hosts, saying in a speech that: "Your forefathers' respect for truth and justice, for mercy and charity, come to you from a faith that remains a mighty force for good in your kingdom." But this won't be enough to mollify his detractors. Even aside from the anger surrounding the Catholic Church's handling of sexual abuse scandals, protesters are questioning the UK's government's decision to spend between £10 million and £12 million on the Pope's visit - and that amount excludes policing.   Read more: The Independent, AFP

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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