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Gibson responds to vatican denial

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  • Jim West
    I m sure (!) crosstalkers are keeping up on the Gibson thing. This report just out: And now, Mel Gibson responds to the reported pontifical denial of
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 20, 2004
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      I'm sure (!) crosstalkers are keeping up on the Gibson thing. This report
      just out: And now, Mel Gibson responds to the reported pontifical denial of
      comment: (Newsmax.com)----- Mel Gibson Rebuts Vatican Denial--- Mel Gibson's
      spokesman issued a statement late Monday saying there is no reason to
      believe the Vatican's denial that the Pope commented favorably about the
      controversial film "The Passion of the Christ." Associates of Gibson quoted
      the pope as commenting, after viewing the film, "It is as it was." Since
      then, questions have swirled about the papal statement, and the pope's
      remarks angered critics of the film, who claim it will arouse anti-Semitism.
      The film is set for release on Feb. 25, Ash Wednesday. On Monday, the
      Catholic News Service, an arm of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,
      reported that the pope "never" made such a statement. In a statement issued
      late Monday, Gibson's spokesman Alan Nierob stated: "Based on all previous
      correspondence and conversations held directly between representatives of
      the film and the official spokesperson for the Pope, Dr. Joaquin
      Navarro-Valls, there is no reason to believe that the Pope's support of the
      film 'isn't as it was'."
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      Dr Jim West
      Pastor, Petros Baptist Church
      http://biblical-studies.org -- Biblical Studies Resources
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      "Ecclesia reformata et semper reformanda"
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