Wednesday 25 April 2018

Pope's body language speaks volumes at historic meeting

John Cooney

THE body language of Pope Benedict when he finally came face to face with the Bishop of Galway, Dr Martin Drennan, does not augur well for the former bible scholar named in the Murphy report.

The habitually aloof Bishop Drennan is eagerly stooping forward to greet the head of the Catholic Church, who has the sole power to remove him from episcopal office.

Note, too, how the usually formal bishop is offering the Pontiff not a steady handshake.

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