Vatican policy debate confirmed
In his weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter, John Allen confirms that Cardinal Renato Martino makes other Vatican officials uneasy, because of his persistent anti-American comments.
There are now at least 4 different reports-- from L'Espresso, CWNews, Il Foglio and the National Catholic Reporter-- all pointing to a foreign-policy debate within the Vatican. These outlets have markedly different ideological slants; it's fair to assume that we're not all talking to the same sources inside the Vatican.
Conclusion: This disagreement is for real. Vatican diplomats don't ordinarily let their disagreements become matters of public records. When it happens, the argument is already pretty well advanced.
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