Friday 18 August 2017

David Quinn: Christians have to fight for their place in society

David Quinn

David Quinn

He came, he saw, he conquered. The Pope's visit to Britain last weekend was vastly more successful than almost anyone anticipated, and if he didn't exactly conquer, he certainly persuaded many people that there is a lot more to Joseph Ratzinger than the caricature of him many might lead us to believe.

In the end, all those critics who did their best to try and ensure his visit would be an ignominious failure were reduced to petty and impotent fury by the huge and good-humoured crowds that turned out to greet the Pope.

Some 200,000 filled the Mall in London on Saturday night as the Pope made his way to Hyde Park. Two days before in Edinburgh, 125,000 people had lined the streets for him.

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