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Pope 'snub' of concert stuns cardinals, sends signal

There are 2 comments on the Reuters story from Jun 24, 2013, titled Pope 'snub' of concert stuns cardinals, sends signal. In it, Reuters reports that:

A last-minute no-show by Pope Francis at a concert where he was to have been the guest of honor has sent another clear signal that he is going to do things his way and does not like the Vatican high life.

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DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#1 Jun 24, 2013
FTA:
"It took us by surprise," said one Vatican source on Monday. "We are still in a period of growing pains. He is still learning how to be pope and we are still learning how he wants to do it."

"In Argentina, they probably knew not to arrange social events like concerts for him because he probably wouldn't go," said the source, who spoke anonymously because he is not authorized to discuss the issue.

I just love the morality they show here. The guy isn't authorized to speak about this but does anyway. Maybe the Pope is right. They should be spending time doing pastoral work rather than working spin control with the press.
Stephen

Glenmore Park, Australia

#2 Jun 24, 2013
There is nothing pompous about a musical concert. The church loves beauty and cultre and Beethoven is part of both. So I think that the Popes no show was an insult. He is a one song act and I think that the promotion of the arts and culture fits very well in the papal job description.

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