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Francis and Kirill to mend Christianity

February 12, 2016

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Cuba seems to be a key place for Pope Francis. This time for a meeting with Russian Patriarch, Kirill. The encounter has been prepared along twenty years. So, if you are eager to know if Christianity will be unified again after one thousand years of divisions, don’t hold your breathe. Advertisements

Francis, Karekin II and the Armenian genocide

April 17, 2015

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Approaching the centennial of the first genocide of the Twentieth Century (which set the path for the subsequent ones) Turkey still refuses to acknowledge its responsibility, and for good reasons: there’s a claim for reparations by the victim’s relatives. If the Western nations were reluctant to press  Turkey for geopolitical reasons while there was a […]

Spy vs Spy

November 14, 2013

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The Snowden case picked up last month around the “outrageous” scandal of NSA’s wiretapping of friends and allies. As Nancy Becar of AP points out, there’s not a sacred ground to the intelligence business.  Not even between best friends, as Niccolo Machiavelli made it clear many centuries ago. True, moral outrage and public hypocrisy is […]

A Pope in Rio

July 21, 2013

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The New York Times provides a good background to Pope Francis trip to Brazil. I’m coincident on the “social justice” rhetoric he will show to the youngsters  gathering there. A point to take into account is that “electronic evangelists”  in Brazil collect huge sums from Sao Paulo’s industrial bosses. Protestants are strong in political parties […]

Pope Francis goes to Rome

March 19, 2013

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  So, you wonder what kind of Pope will my fellow countryman Jorge Bergoglio (aka Francis) be? In two words: a very, very political one. Unlike his predecessor Ratzinger, this is not a man of cabinets but a man of the streets. He was the typical regular boy raised in the typical lower-medium class neighborhood […]