Monday, September 18, 2006

"Man, ya can't win fer losin'!"

oy vey!
AP/Pier Palo Cito

“I am deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address,” the pope told pilgrims at the summer papal palace of Castel Gandolfo, “which were considered offensive.’’

“These were in fact quotations from a medieval text, which do not in any way express my personal thought,” the pope, 79, said in Italian, according to the official English translation.

“The true meaning of my address,” he said, “in its totality was and is an invitation to frank and sincere dialogue, with great mutual respect.”

Mebbe he should have considered what he was saying a wee bit more carefully before he used the quote, hmm?