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L’Osservatore: Obama prize ‘premature’

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In an interesting twist, the Vatican’s daily newspaper has criticised the decision to give the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama.

L’Osservatore Romano, which caused consternation across the Atlantic earlier this year with a series of pro-Obama articles, said the award was “premature”.

It said:

Obama ought to recall that in 1979 he was preceded by Mother Teresa, who had the courage to state in her acceptance speech that the harshest war with the greatest number of ‘fallen’ is the practice of abortion, legalised and facilitated as well by the international structures.

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Written by Luke Coppen

October 13, 2009 at 6:59 am

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