I've also read various Protestant commentaries that state there was no actual singing by angels, that the words were spoken.<quoted text>
LOL...I know, the ignorance that spews from them daily is nothing short of a miracle in itself. I have not read the book, but articles that start with the man in a dress and a funny hat says blah blah are par for the course for those who claim they love the Lord like LTM and KM. Dispicable people without a single speck of truth in them.
Most Protestants have the misunderstanding that whatever a Pope says even if he prefaces it with an opinion is changing the gospel. lol Yet, their ministers very very often say in my opinion, you may disagree etc. Scholarly work is of no importance.
According to at least one protestan source albeit biased against the church the Pope was merely saying that he believed the Angels spoke not sang and that it was believed that their voices were like song. He did not say it never happened nor was it in the gospel. That would be a fair statement, but since I have not seen the exact quote forgive me for not trusting secular and protestant tabloids as we have seen them so accurate so often in here. ROTFL
As Alessandro Speciale said in the CNN piece, the Pope was trying to show that Jesus is a very real historical figure, not some flowery myth. The Pope likes Christmas carols and traditional nativity scenes just as much as anyone else. They're just not biblical.