教皇为BBC录制圣诞节祝福
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Pope Benedict has recorded a Christmas message especially for the UK, to be broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Eve.

教皇本尼迪克特专门为英国录制了一段圣诞节祝福,该录音将在平安夜通过BBC播放。

Radio 4\s Thought For The Day offers three minutes of personal reflection
Radio 4's Thought For The Day offers three minutes of personal reflection
It will go out as the Thought For The Day on the Today programme on Radio 4.

It is the first time that Pope Benedict has addressed a Christmas message especially for one of the countries he has visited during the year.

The BBC's David Willey says it is the Pope's way of saying thank you for what he regarded as a hugely successful trip to England and Scotland in September.

He speaks of his great fondness for Britain and asks listeners to step back for a moment to consider the meaning of the birth of Jesus Christ, our Vatican correspondent says.

The Pope does not like to perform in front of teleprompters, and he chose to read his radio message in a room next to the cavernous(洞穴状的) audience hall in the Vatican, where earlier on Wednesday he had welcomed several thousand pilgrims from around the world, he adds.

Negotiations1 between the BBC and the Vatican went on for many months to enable the recording2 to take place.

'Another milestone3'

Since 1970, it has offered approximately three minutes of personal reflection from faith leaders and believers of a variety of religious denominations4.

Gwyneth Williams, the controller of BBC Radio 4, said: "I'm delighted Pope Benedict is sharing his Christmas message with the Radio 4 audience."

"It's significant that the Pope has chosen Thought For The Day to give his first personally scripted broadcast - and what better time to do so than on the eve of one of the biggest celebrations on the Christian5 calendar."

Austen Ivereigh, co-ordinator of the group Catholic Voices, welcomed the announcement, saying it was "another milestone" in the papacy's relations with the media.

"Just weeks after the publication of the first ever sit-down interview with a Pope comes the first ever papal Thought For The Day," he said.

"Benedict XVI is turning out to be highly communicative, adept6 at the kind of crisp, startling phrases which you need to use nowadays to break through the noise and willing to try non-traditional platforms to speak to contemporary society."

However, the decision was criticised by the UK's National Secular7 Society (NSS).

"The BBC is giving the Pope an unquestioned slot to continue whitewashing8(粉饰,粉刷) his Church's disgraceful record on covering up child abuse by its priests," NSS president Terry Sanderson said in a statement.

"Why isn't the Pope being subjected the same rigorous questioning that other heads of state would get?

"After the overkill from the BBC during the Pope's visit, this indicates the corporation's obsession9 with religion, whereas the nation is largely indifferent to it," he added.



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1 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
参考例句:
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
2 recording UktzJj     
n.录音,记录
参考例句:
  • How long will the recording of the song take?录下这首歌得花多少时间?
  • I want to play you a recording of the rehearsal.我想给你放一下彩排的录像。
3 milestone c78zM     
n.里程碑;划时代的事件
参考例句:
  • The film proved to be a milestone in the history of cinema.事实证明这部影片是电影史上的一个里程碑。
  • I think this is a very important milestone in the relations between our two countries.我认为这是我们两国关系中一个十分重要的里程碑。
4 denominations f2a750794effb127cad2d6b3b9598654     
n.宗派( denomination的名词复数 );教派;面额;名称
参考例句:
  • Christians of all denominations attended the conference. 基督教所有教派的人都出席了这次会议。
  • The service was attended by Christians of all denominations. 这次礼拜仪式各教派的基督徒都参加了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 Christian KVByl     
adj.基督教徒的;n.基督教徒
参考例句:
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他们总是以教名互相称呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
6 adept EJIyO     
adj.老练的,精通的
参考例句:
  • When it comes to photography,I'm not an adept.要说照相,我不是内行。
  • He was highly adept at avoiding trouble.他十分善于避开麻烦。
7 secular GZmxM     
n.牧师,凡人;adj.世俗的,现世的,不朽的
参考例句:
  • We live in an increasingly secular society.我们生活在一个日益非宗教的社会。
  • Britain is a plural society in which the secular predominates.英国是个世俗主导的多元社会。
8 whitewashing 72172e0c817f7c500f79923ac3b6faa5     
粉饰,美化,掩饰( whitewash的现在分词 ); 喷浆
参考例句:
  • Tom went on whitewashing the fence, paying no attention to Ben. 汤姆没有理睬本,继续在粉刷着篱笆。
  • When whitewashing the wall, he painted with a roller in his hand. 刷墙的时候,他手里拿个辊子,挥舞着胳膊。
9 obsession eIdxt     
n.困扰,无法摆脱的思想(或情感)
参考例句:
  • I was suffering from obsession that my career would be ended.那时的我陷入了我的事业有可能就此终止的困扰当中。
  • She would try to forget her obsession with Christopher.她会努力忘记对克里斯托弗的迷恋。
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