Vatican diplomacy: the glacial style
Cardinal Pio Laghi has announced that the forthcoming visit to Rome by Colin Powell shows that the US is beginning to understand the importance of the Vatican in world affairs. (See today's CWN headline story.)
That's nice. Maybe next the Vatican will begin to understand the importance of the US.
One thing that Americans are not likely to understand is the patroniziing style of Vatican diplomats like Cardinal Laghi. Nor are we likely to understand his ability to say things that everybody knows are untrue-- as witness his denial that there have been any tensions recently between the Vatican and the White House.
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