De Roma a Moscú

Uno de los sueños no cumplidos del último Papa Juan Pablo II fue visitar Moscú y lograr un reencuentro con la Iglesia Ortodoxa. Sin embargo, aunque fue invitado a Moscú por los tres más recientes presidentes rusos, Vladimir Putin, Boris Yeltsin y Mikhail Gorbachev, la oposición del Patriarca ortodoxo Alexi a la visita impidió que el Papa hiciera el viaje antes de morir. ¿Logrará el Papa Benedicto XVI dar el paso que su amigo y predecesor no pudo dar?

A pesar de la reciente devolución a Rusia del icono de Nuestra Señora de Kazán, que alguna vez colgó en el dormitorio de Juan Pablo, las relaciones entre el Vaticano y el Patriarcado siguen tensas. De modo que Putin, que normalmente parece omnipotente, tiene una actitud cautelosa ante la posibilidad de invitar al Papa Benedicto. Esa cautela se ve reforzada por un nuevo factor político: la defensa de la Ortodoxia se ha convertido en un pilar de la idea nacional sobre la cual Putin parece basar la legitimidad de su régimen.

Esta es una de las razones por las cuales Putin fue uno de los pocos jefes de estado que no asistieron al funeral del Papa Juan Pablo. Aunque la Iglesia Ortodoxa envió una delegación, inmediatamente después del funeral el Patriarca Alexi advirtió que los desacuerdos entre los dos brazos de la Cristiandad son mucho más profundos que la nacionalidad polaca del último Papa, que fue siempre un punto sensible para los eslavos ortodoxos rusos.

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.


Log in;
  1. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

    The Brexit Surrender

    European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have given the go-ahead to talks with Britain on post-Brexit trade relations. But, as European Council President Donald Tusk has said, the most difficult challenge – forging a workable deal that secures broad political support on both sides – still lies ahead.

  2. The Great US Tax Debate

    ROBERT J. BARRO vs. JASON FURMAN & LAWRENCE H. SUMMERS on the impact of the GOP tax  overhaul.

    • Congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax-reform package that will reshape the business environment by lowering the corporate-tax rate and overhauling deductions. 

    • But will the plan's far-reaching changes provide the boost to investment and growth that its backers promise?

    ROBERT J. BARRO | How US Corporate Tax Reform Will Boost Growth

    JASON FURMAN & LAWRENCE H. SUMMERS | Robert Barro's Tax Reform Advocacy: A Response

  3. Murdoch's Last Stand?

    Rupert Murdoch’s sale of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets to Disney for $66 billion may mark the end of the media mogul’s career, which will long be remembered for its corrosive effect on democratic discourse on both sides of the Atlantic. 

    From enabling the rise of Donald Trump to hacking the telephone of a murdered British schoolgirl, Murdoch’s media empire has staked its success on stoking populist rage.

  4. Bank of England Leon Neal/Getty Images

    The Dangerous Delusion of Price Stability

    Since the hyperinflation of the 1970s, which central banks were right to combat by whatever means necessary, maintaining positive but low inflation has become a monetary-policy obsession. But, because the world economy has changed dramatically since then, central bankers have started to miss the monetary-policy forest for the trees.

  5. Harvard’s Jeffrey Frankel Measures the GOP’s Tax Plan

    Jeffrey Frankel, a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a former member of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, outlines the five criteria he uses to judge the efficacy of tax reform efforts. And in his view, the US Republicans’ most recent offering fails miserably.

  6. A box containing viles of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

    The Holy Grail of Genetic Engineering

    CRISPR-Cas – a gene-editing technique that is far more precise and efficient than any that has come before it – is poised to change the world. But ensuring that those changes are positive – helping to fight tumors and mosquito-borne illnesses, for example – will require scientists to apply the utmost caution.

  7. The Year Ahead 2018

    The world’s leading thinkers and policymakers examine what’s come apart in the past year, and anticipate what will define the year ahead.

    Order now