Quote ROME (Reuters) - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has asked for an audience next week with Pope Benedict which would be the first meeting between the two leaders, a diplomatic source said on Tuesday.
Ahmadinejad is among the heads of state expected to visit Rome to attend a June 3-5 United Nations summit on global food security, hosted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
Vatican sources said earlier this week that it was not yet clear if the pope would meet individual heads of state attending the U.N. event or hold a collective audience for them in order to save time. UNQUOTE
Hmm, what do you make of this? This story surfaces at the same time that the Asia Times is reporting a "leaked from a highly placed reputable source" that the Bush administration wishes war with Iran and is even planning it. What to make of it all...insights welcomed.
God knows that we are all sick and tired of this constant malignant drumbeat of war.
Crank up the volume.