Sunday, April 17, 2005

Pope Race

     I noticed a few articles on the Pope's right-wingery, anti-Communism, and general support for anti-Marxist bloodthirsty dictators of Latin America.  I didn't see much like this...

The Pope later named another Opus Dei member, Angelo Sodano, as Secretary of State of the Vatican. Sodano had been the Vatican's ambassador in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship, becoming a close friend and advisor to the dictator. He was responsible for the Pope's visit to the Pinochet dictatorship in 1987. During this visit, the Pope never called publicly for liberty or democracy in Chile.

     The Kansas City Star, a government mouthpeice paper, writes here that "German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had an early lead" and then "That reinvigorated Ratzinger, a noted conservative" and then "Ratzinger was seen as a favorite early, partly because of his moving homily at John Paul's funeral" and then "By Wednesday, Ratzinger was back in the lead, the Italian press reported, perhaps with as many as 50 votes already in hand (77 are needed for election), though perhaps in a close race with Cardinal Angelo Sodano, another Italian."

     Ratzinger and Soldano are Opus Dei fascists.

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