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Date published: 2007/09/09

The BBC says:

Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for renewed respect for Sundays as he celebrated Mass at St Stephen's cathedral in the heart of Vienna.

He was speaking on the final day of his three-day visit to Austria.

In his sermon, the Pope said leisure was a good thing amid the mad rush of the modern world, but warned of the dangers of it becoming wasted time.

Who is the Pope to decide what is and is not "wasted" time? Of course what he means is that people should all go to Catholic Church on each and every Sunday. Now that would be a huge waste of time. (Of course he also believes we should all be Catholic in the first place, otherwise he might have conceded that perhaps Friday or Saturday would be an acceptable alternative day not to "waste".)

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