It appears that the fire was started in Eccleston Square.
Damian Thompson has written a piece in The Spectator suggesting that the Papal Visit has been infiltrated by none other than Tony Blair's Faith Foundation. The Telegraph columnist has said...
'Parts of the itinerary drawn up for the Pope also read like extracts from a Tony Blair Foundation conference. There are numerous meetings with non-Catholics and “People of Faith”; there is no sign of any visits to a hospice, crisis pregnancy centre or adoption agency which might take the Pope into areas of Catholic teaching from which the Blairs have publicly dissented. These matters are glossed over, just as they were when Mr Blair was discreetly received into the Catholic Church by his friend Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor without being asked to disavow his support for abortion.'
This country is not only a hotbed of hardened atheism, embodied in the 'teachings' of Dawkins, Hitchens and Fry, but liberalism, a brand of liberalism which has decimated entire Dioceses since the same ilk hijacked Vatican II and began to infantilise and subvert the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
It is now being reported that just 'one young person' from every parish in the UK is entitled to go to attend the Papal Visit. Every parish has been asked to stump up the money to upkeep security for the Holy Father, yet so few will be able to see the Successor of St Peter in the flesh. It is all beginning to reminds me a little of the FA Cup Final. Fans dream of seeing their team at Wembley, but know that only season ticket holders and corporate box members will be able to see the final live. Those who are guaranteed a place to see the Holy Father, or at least many of them, appear to be those who are the least loyal and least fervent of his 'fans'.
For evidence of this, click here for the Papal Visit website (should it be renamed the PayPal Visit website?), where you will see there is plenty of opportunity for donating to the running of the events, but no opportunity for getting a ticket. Many, I expect, will just turn up on the day and who can blame them. The idea of being in such close proximity to the Holy Father, yet round a friend's house watching it on TV should make any Catholic worth his salt begin to sweat with frustration and dread.
Many people within the Church view those who love Holy Tradition, those who support loyally Pope Benedict XVI and those who support his desire for liturgical renewal as an elite within the Church. Nothing could be further from the truth and the contingent who are able to see the Holy Father on his arrival in the UK will, it appears, bear a terrifying testimony to that fact. The 'magic circle' are still in operation within Holy Mother Church. Many outwardly profess their loyalty to the Pope, yet inwardly they despise His Holiness and despise what they see as his 'agenda'. They appear to hold all of the cards. Those who truly love the Holy Father are in need of an ace.
It is possible that on the day that Cardinal John Henry Newman is beatified by the Holy Father, the dear Saint will look down and see in the Pope, his only true supporter.
Pray for His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI in preparation for his visit to the UK.