October 24, 2012
But my mother wasn’t allowed to receive communion, because she was divorced (vol. XVII)
Jimmy Savile was awarded the OBE (1970) and a knighthood (1990) ‘for services to charity’, and was further honoured by Pope John Paul II who made him a Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great (KCSG).
To be awarded one honour ‘inappropriately’ may be regarded as a misfortune; to be awarded three looks like carelessness.
Was there no due diligence? Did no-one bother to Google? Did they not even think to read Jimmy Savile’s own autobiography, in which he brazenly boasts of his sexual conquests and speaks of a compliant BBC culture?