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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

Fidel Castro and Pope Francis

September 19, 2015

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May be when old Fidel will meet Francis he’ll remember of those Jesuit priests of his student days. Or, maybe, he’ll recall other Argentinians who played key roles in his life. Ernesto “Che” Guevara, of course; but also Jorge Masetti and Rodolfo Walsh. Masetti was the first journalist reporting the guerrilla warfare from the Sierra […]

Pope Francis carries a heavy burden

June 17, 2013

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So, it seems “our” man in The Vatican’s first public action (besides kissing babies) is to acknowledge the real existence of a “gay lobby”  in the house; and to confront it. By chance, the very first task I predicted was elected to comply. Oh, well; what can I know after all? I’m just a middle […]

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 […]

Christopher Hitchens and the “New Atheism”

December 18, 2011

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The death of Hitchens stirred a handful of pro and con commentaries, which suits well the style of his own interventions in political and cultural matters. Two of his traits seem to gather coincidence: the quality of his English writing (which I’m not able to judge) and the integrity  of his adherence to his atheism […]