By Cheshire (articles ) | May 10, 2003
The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano and the Secretary of State, Cardinal Sodano, got themselves embarrassing marks in the history books for their extreme denunciations of the Iraq War. Cardinal Sodano also made clear to U.S. diplomats his patronizing views of the United States.
Now the Italian news magazine, Lespresso reports that the same Vatican voices have been commending Fidel Castro even when aware of his treatment of dissidents. The Holy See once was esteemed throughout the world for its diplomatic sagacity.
It seems that somewhere recently Inspector Clouseau has taken over. Very puzzling.
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