Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.


Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of knockabout" but wrong, while Suleman Nagdi of the Federation of Muslim Organisations said the comment risked causing feelings of victimhood.