ABC Highlights British Apology for ‘Abortion & Condoms’ Crack About Pope

On World News Sunday, ABC anchor Dan Harris gave attention to the latest example of disrespect that one has come to expect to see aimed at the Catholic Church as he recounted that a British foreign ministry official had made a crack about Pope Benedict opening an abortion clinic or marketing condoms, prompting an apology from the British government. On the April 25 show, Harris relayed the incident:

Britain’s foreign ministry has hastily apologized to Pope Benedict after the publication of an embarrassing internal memo. In that memo, a junior British official joked that, during an upcoming visit, the Pope could open an abortion clinic or launch a line of condoms.