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教皇方济各在美国

伦敦—毋庸置疑,9月教皇方济各访问美国将是2015年最重磅的新闻之一。美国有着巨大的天主教徒群体,梵蒂冈的教会官员也有着高超的外交技巧,方济各在很多问题上也是掷地有声——常常引起美国右翼的反对——所有这些构成了一个历史性事件的要素。

从外交开始。梵蒂冈官员受到了广泛批评,不仅仅来自方济各本身。但他们之中有顶级智囊——以教皇的首席顾问帕洛林红衣主教(Cardinal Pietro Parolin)为首——曾经不动声色地在世界最危险地区推动和平和社会正义。

如此明智的外交团队之上是一位极具魅力和影响力的教皇,而全世界天主教徒更是达到了12亿之众,因此,这就形成了一个世界多年未见的强大的扬善机器。

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