Sunday, April 24, 2005

Benedict XVI & Spanish

Newly-elected Pope Benedict XVI speaks many languages but yesterday said nothing in Spanish, causing bewilderment among Latin American journalists present. Benedict XVI thanked the news media for their coverage of the transition, addressing reporters in Italian, English, French, and German. Nada en español. Maria Antonieta Flores, a Mexican journalist with Il Publico newspaper, said Spanish-speaking journalists “wanted him to speak in Spanish."

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