from Teleghraph Website
The BBC is planning a 90-minute drama which will take as its premise
what would happen if the Pope were to go on trial for covering up sex abuse perpetrated by priests.
He said it was "too early" to talk about casting or on what channel it was envisaged the drama would be broadcast.
The Pope, who has pledged to rid his church of "filth", has already been subjected to an investigation by the Radio 4 program The Report into allegations that he covered up abuse. Rev Vincent Nichols, the leader of the catholic church in England and Wales, believes sections of the BBC are pursuing an anti-catholic agenda.
He had earlier been irked when the BBC had attempted to broadcast Popetown (below video), a cartoon which mocked Pope John Paul II.
Peter Tatchell, who is organizing protests during the papal visit, has lately been commissioned by Channel 4 to make a program about the Papacy. When Thompson met with Vatican officials in Rome earlier this year, he reportedly lobbied for the Pope to contribute to Thought for the Day on Today on Radio 4.
The idea did not, however, appeal to the Pope.