Benedict in Lisbon Admin Thursday, May 13, 2010 The media say our “embattled” pope is all but friendless. Apparently the message didn’t reach the 150,000 who heard him say Mass in Lisbon. Or the 500,000 who greeted him at Fatima. © 2022 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: email@example.com The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.