Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Mrs Amaral, Kate McCann And Baby Jesus

Madeleine McCann: Mrs Amaral, Kate McCann And Baby Jesus

by | 27th, September 2009

goncolo-amaral MADDIE WATCH: Special Fury Edition. Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann , Kate McCann and Gerry McCann – Today the Sunday Express has chatting thigns over with Goncalo Amaral’s wife, Sophia.


James Murray speaks not for a nation but for a woman:

THE wife of Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral has denied they are locked in a personal battle with Kate and Gerry McCann and has spoken of their pity for the distraught couple.

Pity? But surely the McCanns want only their daughter. And for Mrs Amaral’s husband not to write any more books that speculate on what could have happened to their daughter..?

“Everyone thinks we are fighting the McCanns but this is not true. I tell people all the time that they are having to endure the hardest pain in the world, which is losing a child.”

A pain she is well-placed to empathise with because…

As a mother I cannot imagine what kind of pain that is.

“As a mother…” Because if you’re not a parent you have even less chance of imaging what it must be like to lose a child. Being a parent is tabloid shorthand for caring. You can buy “Josef Fritzl – As A father… ” at all good bookshops; “Ed Balls – As A father ” was released as a press release; and “Karen Matthews – As A Mother will soon appear.

As A Parent… is offered with As a Catholic… an empathy double-header:

“Like Kate McCann, I am a ­Catholic. The image of pain in the Catholic church is not Christ on the Cross but Mary holding her child in her arms. It is the pain of the loss of a child and there is no worse pain in the world. We are sorry for that.”

Mary looks pretty chuffed with Baby Jesus in those iconic images, after all, he was an adult when the Romans killed him. And he was the Son of God, right? Madeleine McCann was a four-year-old child. Kate McCann is a GP from Leicester who journey by easyJet camel to Portugal on holiday. Make the link:

That pain was etched on the face of Kate McCann when she made a fleeting visit to Lisbon last week to meet her lawyers and to appeal for help in finding her daughter… Close to tears, Kate said: ‘‘She’s six now but we’ve just got to keep going. It has been very harrowing and draining. But there is no choice, she needs us to find her and bring her home.”

Kate McCanns went to Portugal to meet her lawyers and to appeal for

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