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Папа Франциск в Америке

ЛОНДОН – Ставлю доллар против одного цента, что визит Папы Римского Франциска в Соединенные Штаты в сентябре будет одним из самых важных событий 2015 года. Возьмите общее число американских католиков, добавьте дипломатическое искусство одетых в фиолетовые и алые одежды чиновников Ватикана, затем прибавьте серьезные заявления Франциска по многим животрепещущим темам – часто восстанавливающие против него правые круги США – и у вас есть все ингредиенты эпического события.

Начните с дипломатов. Чиновники Ватикана получают свою дозу критики, не в последнюю очередь от самого Франциска. Но их ряды включают умнейших чиновников высшего ранга – во главе с главным советником Папы Римского, кардиналом Пьетро Паролином – который имеет громадный опыт незаметной работы для создания мира и социальной справедливости в самых опасных регионах мира.

Когда такая умная дипломатия дана в распоряжение такого притягательного и влиятельного Папы Римского, не говоря уже об 1,2 миллиардах католиков во всем мире, результатом является создание мощного двигателя для того, чтобы делать добро, невиданное в мире длительное время.

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