Gordon Brown urged to disassociate the government from Pope's views
Already over 3,000 signatures
London - 22 February 2010
A Downing Street petition has been launched, urging Prime Minister Gordon Brown to "disassociate the British government from the Pope's intolerant views."
The petition has been launched ahead of the Papal visit to Britain in September this year. It has been submitted by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and has already attracted over 3,000 signatures.
View the petition here: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ProtestthePope/
Note: only UK residents with a UK address are eligible to sign the petition
A petition by Mr Tatchell on the same subject last year was refused inclusion on the Downing Street website.