uVic student paper column draws ire from university's Catholic community

June 12, 2009

A reverend with the University of Victoria's interfaith chapel say the editor-in-chief of The Martlet, the university's student paper, has not done enough to respond to his complaint about a column appearing in the paper that called Pope Benedict XVI a "jackass" over his stance on condom use. The editor retracted the online version of the piece, but has not issued a formal apology. She says pro-Pope letters published in subsequent issues sufficed. The reverend says "at the very least the column was disrespectful and at worst it was defamation." BC Local News