Critics outraged by the Pope’s Christmas Eve broadcast

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Scores of listeners have complained to the BBC over the Pope’s historic Christmas Eve message on Radio 4’s religious slot Thought For The Day.

The Corporation said it had already received 60 formal complaints following its decision to grant Benedict XVI such a prominent platform, and there were dozens of hostile comments on BBC internet sites.

During the three-minute broadcast on Friday morning, Benedict XVI prayed for the elderly and recalled his State visit to Britain in September ‘with great fondness’.

Full story: Pope’s Thought for the Day: Scores of listeners complain to the BBC