Posted by Maria Khan | Posted in News | Posted on 27-04-2010
Tags: Catholic Church, Child Abuse, Condom, Foreign Office, Mulvain, Noorani, Pope, Vatican
A formal regret was issued to the Vatican by the British ambassador; Francis Campbell when an internal Foreign Office memo filled with appalling suggestions for the Pope to launch his own range of condoms and open an abortion clinic got leaked and printed in the Sunday Telegraph.
The memorandum was drafted by a 23-year-old Oxford graduate, Steven Mulvain who was part of the staff planning events for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK. Mulvain is believed to be a junior civil servant and amongst his suggestions to the Pope included, blessing a gay marriage.