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Madeleine McCann: On The Road

by | 31st, May 2007

madeleine-mccann.jpg MADELEINE McCann is missing. And the Sun brings news on its front page.

“A butterfly gave hope to brave Kate McCann yesterday as it landed softly on her hair before an emotional audience with the Pope.” This gives the Sun its front page headline: “BUTTERFLY OF HOPE.”

And the Sun says the red admiral butterfly landed on the yellow ribbon tied to Kate’s hair.

A sign. Not a sign that a yellow ribbon high off the ground looks, to a butterfly, not unlike a yellow flower. This is a sign of hope, that in some way this insect, Vanessa atalanta, personifies Madeleine’s spirit.

Says Kate: “It was strange, but lovely, like a symbol of hope.”

With emotions running high, chances are Kate McCann will seek out hope and solace wherever she can get it, whether in an audience with the Pope, in a TV appeal or through a butterfly.

But where is Madeleine McCann? What happened to her? It’s the mystery that the Sun has no word on. Instead readers get news of a butterfly. And hear Kate McCann tell the Pope: “We need to find Madeleine.”

The Pope takes her hands in his. The Pope whispers something. “I know that. Yes,” replies Kate. She hands the Pope a picture of her missing daughter. The Pope blesses the image with the sign of the cross.

The Sun tells us: “The GP had been clutching Maddie’s favourite pink stuffed toy, Cuddle Cat, as the Pontiff offered words of comfort.”

Important indeed to know what Kate McCann does for a

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