教皇的胜利

伦敦——

令全世界许多媒体惊奇的是,教皇本笃十六世刚刚完成的对英国访问取得了显著的成功。作为一个天主教徒,我受大卫·卡梅隆首相之命,监督政府对此行的安排,自然对这个成功感到高兴。作为一个厌恶从众心理的公民,我也十分欣喜。

媒体就像市场行情一样变化莫测。一时间市场上牛市冲天,马上又暴跌转成熊市。我们此前被告知,最好的情况英国公众会漠不关心,最坏的情况他们将充满敌意。甚至许多梵蒂冈人员都害怕会变成那样。但从教皇抵达苏格兰的那一刻起,他就被大批热情的送行者包围了,其中既有天主教徒,也有非天主教徒。

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