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البابا فرانسيس في أميركا

لندن ــ أراهنكم على دولار في مقابل سنت أن زيارة البابا فرانسيس للولايات المتحدة في سبتمبر/أيلول سوف تكون واحدة من أكبر القصص الإخبارية في عام 2015. فإذا وضعنا في الاعتبار العدد الهائل من الكاثوليك الأميركيين، وأضفنا إلى ذلك المهارات الدبلوماسية التي يتمتع بها المسؤولون في الفاتيكان، فضلاً عن تصريحات فرانسيس القوية حول مجموعة متنوعة من المواضيع ــ والتي تستعدي غالباً جناح اليمين في أميركا ــ فسوف نجد أنفسنا أمام كل المكونات اللازمة لحدث ملحمي.

ولنبدأ بالدبلوماسيين. صحيح أن المسؤولين في الفاتيكان لم يسلموا من الانتقادات، وخاصة من البابا فرانسيس ذاته. ولكن صفوفهم تضم مسؤولين أذكياء رفيعي المستوى ــ بقيادة كبير مستشاري البابا، الكاردينال بيترو بارولين ــ الذي يتمتع بخبرة كبيرة في العمل بهدوء من أجل السلام والعدالة الاجتماعية في بعض أجزاء العالم الأشد خطورة على الإطلاق.

عندما توضع مثل هذه الدبلوماسية الذكية في خدمة بابا يتسم بالجاذبية والنفوذ، ناهيك عن 1.2 مليار كاثوليكي في مختلف أنحاء العالم، فلابد أن تكون النتيجة محركاً لفعل الخير أضخم من أي شيء شهده العالم لبعض الوقت.

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