After meeting with Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz in Rome about a week ago Pope John Paul II gripped his hand and said "God bless you. God bless Iraq."|
Wow just think about that statement - powerful stuff if you happen to be a Catholic service person in the US Military or Catholic lay person siding with Bush's war plans. I wonder if the Paul Revere Society and the rest of talk radio will call him a terrorist peacenik too.
A brief video tape of the meeting and the handshake was released by the Vatican.
Links to the story:
ABC NEWS (AP)
St. Augustine Record