Just to be clear, if such an action does happen, it will not be the decision of the BBC management.
A bit more informative article indicates that the threat of a boycott of the Pope is not the BBC’s decision, but would be an uprising among some of its employees. And the interruption of service is not confined to the papal visit, but would include other popular coverage.
Thousands of workers want to boycott the Papal visit in September over plans to cut their pensions.
Also threatened with blackouts are live broadcasts of the Last Night Of The Proms on September 11, Radio 5 Live’s coverage of the Ryder Cup golf tournament beginning on October 1 and all three party political conferences, which begin in September.
The proposed action during Pope Benedict XVl’s tour will be a huge embarrassment to the corporation. It is his first state visit to Britain and the country’s 7.5 million Catholics will be infuriated if the historic occasion is caught up in the BBC’s latest controversy.
Still, we are talking about rumors and gossip, rather than confirmed facts.