BBC News - Pope adviser calls the UK a 'Third World country' One of the Pope's senior advisers has pulled out of the papal visit to Britain, after reportedly saying the UK is a "Third World country" marked by "a new and aggressive atheism". Cardinal Walter Kasper, 77, made the remarks in a German magazine interview. The Vatican said the cardinal had not intended "any kind of slight", and was referring to the UK's multicultural society. It added that he had simply pulled out of the Pope's visit due to illness. Classic. This is from the bunch of loons who rail against homosexuals and condoms yet ignore child molestation. The poor cardinal can't make his mind up - is it because he thinks we're all atheists or is it because we are racially impure?