Readers will remember my disgust at the use of the term ‘gypsy’ in the online article of the Catholic Herald late last month concerning travellers who were encamped near Birmingham in preparation for the visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI during which His Holiness will beatify The Venerable John Henry, Cardinal Newman, Cong. Orat..
Yesterday evening, I received the following response from the editor,
Dear Mr Carchrie Campbell,
Thanks for your email of August 27 and apologies for your slow reply.
I’m not sure how the word “gypsy” got into the online report as we
have long used the term “travellers”. We have now removed it.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
The Catholic Herald
I am glad that this has happened. Hopefully, Mr Coppen will work to ensure that this does not repeat itself in the future.