Report: Pope Keeps Thumbs Horizontal Over Gibson Movie

The Vatican officially denies reports that the Pope endorses Mel Gibson’s new movie. However, “one prominent Roman Catholic official close to the Vatican, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said he had reason to believe that the pope probably did make the remark about the film. ‘But I think there’s some bad feeling at the Vatican that the comment was used the way it was. It’s all a little soap-operatic’.”