I have always been curious about this, so maybe someone can explain. But almost every Monday, without fail, for many many years, the KMT funded CHINA POST English newspaper, which we all read (NOT!), well, every Monday, without fail, they put a photo of the Pope in Rome on the front page or page 2, and they run a wire story from Rome telling readers what the Pope said in his Sunday address to the faithful in St Peters Squared.
Every Monday, without fail. Happened yesterday again, and of course, the Pope was going on about the tsunami and how faith will keep us together. It’s always nice stuff, nothing contro, and the Pope is a nice guy. I like him.
But the CHINA POST doesn’t see fit to print the Dalai Lama’s weekly speeches, or the chief Mullah in Pakistan, or the Chief Rabbi in Israel or the atheist leader of Great Britain, or any other spiritual teachers. Just the Pope. Every Monday. Front page or page 2. Without fail.
So…with this kind of record… I am wondering if the Post’s owners are Catholic, and they ask that the Pope’s words grace the paper every Monday, when it’s a slow news day anyway, since Sunday’s news is always slow, the the day before. PLUS, the POST runs some Fu Ren University Jesuit Father’s weekly column every Sunday, too, nice fatherly stuff, so I am wondering if anyone knows:
Does the CHINA POST have some kind of Catholic connection to the Pope or the FuRen University in Hsingkuang? Or is it just a coincidence that every Monday the Pope gets his photo and summary of his SUnday speech printed there?
There’s gotta be an explanation. Anyone work there who knows?