Zeffirelli pans the Pope

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In a characteristically colorful interview with the New York Times, Franco Zeffirelli faults the bookish Pope Benedict XVI for not being “larger than life.” “When they elected him, I felt the church was making an image error,” says the veteran opera and film director. “Catholic is another thing … It’s open, it’s theatrical, it’s flashy.”

  • Phil

    I must have missed the explanation of why I should give a flying flip what a film director things about the Holy Father. If, at some point, Zeffirelli becomes a member of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, then perhaps I’ll give him a listen.