Saturday, July 11, 2009

Benedict - Barack

When Benedict Meets Barack
[my op-ed from the print edition of the Connecticut Post, Friday, July 10th]

Friday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Pope Benedict XVI promises to be a study in contrasts: tall, brown and athletic versus slight, pale and reticent. We know Obama will wear a dark suit, a light shirt, a nice tie and a flag pin. For Benedict it will be a skirted ensemble, featuring an embroidered overlay or intricate lace hem. Perhaps something in a muted brocade?

The visuals alone guarantee the world's attention. But do not be fooled, for beneath the eye-catching costume requirements, we can hear a very similar agenda -- and let's hope the world is listening. ...

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