Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Pope's Praise for Gibson's "Passion" Pulled

An interesting story I found at Yahoo! News:

Yahoo! News - Pope's Praise for "Passion" Pulled

I think its interesting that--even if, as the "Roman Catholic higher-up with ties to the Vatican" claims, he did privately approve of the film--that the Pope doesn't want to make a public comment on the subject. What's the motivation? He doesn't seem the type to me to try and avoid contraversy. Unless its his Vatican keepers that wish to avoid being connected with the film.

Of course, there's also the possibility that the quote was fictional and he doesn't approve of the film at all.


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.