I’m sure at least some on my followers and readers are wondering why I’ve said almost nothing about the Holy Father since he arrived in the UK, and posted no pictures of him.
Well, simply because I’ve not yet been able to see him, and it seems to me little point in using second-hand pictures, and making comments about what he is doing and saying based on reportage which you have quite probably read before me.
As I think I mentioned the other day : it is a matter of almost infallible reliability that, the moment there’s a good red-hot story going on, the work I do – most of which is directly concerned with Human Rights – suddenly erupts in my face, and makes huge demands upon me.
So yes, I was in central London yesterday . . . in the High Court; and I’m in court again on Monday (in Birmingham), and on Tuesday (more of Friday’s matter, but in a different place) . . . and because of the sudden eruption I’m also having to spend much of today doing paperwork for it as well.
The result of all of this is that I am probably the furthest behind in terms of knowing what’s happening, because I only find out about it when other bloggers inform me . . . which is why I can see little point in boring people by repeating the same things.
Hence, nothing about the Papal Visit – at least, nothing directly about it – but hopefully a few odds and ends which won’t totally bore everyone : and no doubt normal service will be sort of resumed next week. Thank You.