View Full Version : Way to get some Press - offer Pope a makeover

15th Dec 2007, 19:55
Reuters story in full (http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL1538232220071215?sp=true)

"Coming after a media-savvy pope like John Paul II is a difficult task ... Benedict XVI still communicates coldly, in a way that is not suited with what is happening around him," Zeffirelli said.

"The Pope does not smile much, but he is an intellectual. He has a very rigid Bavarian structure," he said.

Zeffirelli, 84, added that papal robes were "too sumptuous and flashy." "What is needed is the simplicity and sobriety seen in the other echelons of the Church," he said.