Sunday, July 12, 2009

Obama And PBXVI Video

UPDATE: - Very interesting development.
The original video's narrator was changed from a man to a woman and the script is no longer the same. This is even more interesting...they pulled the old video (made it private) and then posted a new one that isn't quite as pointed in the commentary.
The difference between the two scripts is obvious.

Video #1 - "Their brief and cordial conversation touched the defense and promotion of life and the right to conscientious objection."

Video #2 - "The primary focus of the discussions were issues that constitute a great challenge for the future of every nation and for the real progress of peoples, such as the defence and promotion of life and the right to conscientious objection."

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Interesting title to this video. If you look on the Vatican's YouTube channel, the majority of the videos which feature visits of foreign leaders are titled with the obvious. E.g. "Benedict XVI Meets the Australian Prime Minister", "Benedict XVI Receives the President of the Republic of Korea", "Benedict XVI Receives Japanese Prime Minister", etc.

But, the video of Obama is titled "Pope Benedict XVI: Life and Progress are Related". Then the narrator starts the description of the topics discussed with, "Their brief and cordial conversation touched the defense and promotion of life and the right to conscientious objection."

The Vatican is sending another clear message, one that was echoed in the unannounced gift PBXVI gave Obama.

2 comments:

Patrick said...

The look on Obama's face when the B16 shows him Dignitatis Humanae (the little green paperback) is priceless.

Patrick said...

Sorry Dignitas Personae not Dignitatis Humanae (which does not actually exist to my knowledge.