I am much consoled at the upsurge in verbal support for the Holy Father by many bishops, especially by Cardinal Bagnasco, president of CEI, in your article yesterday. It distresses so many of our faithful that the Successor of St. Peter is daily being marginalized, upbraided and ridiculed in the world's press. Is there any way in which ordinary faithful Catholics can express their profound solidarity with the Pope also?
It strikes me that to insult the Holy Father is open season even for Catholics. He needs our prayerful respect and support more than ever for all he is trying to do for the propagation and consolidation of the Faith.
(Monsignor) Stephen Robson
Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh