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Vatican newspaper praises TV mini-series

May 20, 2016

In rare front-page praise of a work of popular culture, the Vatican newspaper has published an article lauding The Night Manager, a television mini-series based on a novel by John le Carré.

Describing the mini-series as “most beautiful,” historian Lucetta Scaraffia praised The Night Manager for its plot, characters, and “courage” in addressing the arms trade.

She added that while many are focused on the evil wrought by the Islamic State, hardly anyone has echoed Pope Francis’s condemnation of the arms merchants, who are “very powerful” and “very rich,” and who have a vested interest in seeing conflicts continue.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 20, 2016 7:57 AM ET USA

    Perhaps the arms trade would be less lucrative if large Western governments would consider the needs (not "interests") of the nations under siege rather than their own and their partner's self-"interests". Stop predicating aid on mandates that destroy life, demolish public morality, provide for the exploitation of those "lower on the evolutionary ladder," demand conformity to the mob rule of "pure" democracy, levy economic pressures that reward the oligarchs but continue to enslave the "workers"