Monday, May 10, 2010

Apology Accepted, Part Two

The Catholic Herald reports that the Foreign Office is following up to make sure another "foolish" memo doesn't hit the news--

An experienced diplomat is to take over the Foreign Office team which prepared a controversial memo for the Pope's visit to Britain.

George Edgar, a senior diplomat in his 50s, was appointed take over the team responsible for writing the memo that suggested the Pope open an abortion ward during his four-day visit to Britain in September.

His predecessor, Anjoum Noorani, 31, was at first moved sideways and later suspended for his role in the affair after senior Catholics put pressure on the Foreign Office for firmer action.

A spokesman for the Church welcomed the news, saying that it was a positive sign that the Foreign Office had chosen a senior diplomat who would be more sensitive to the issues at stake.

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