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EASTWEST - Francis’ global governance

The first non-European pope is upsetting the balance of power within the Catholic Church. Will Pope Francis succeed in his mission? “I don’t read blogs, for my mental health”, he has confessed.
Giuseppe Scognamiglio • Wednesday, 31 October 2018 17:30

The new Vatican geopolitics

The first Latin American pope and the first from a major city has upended the Eurocentric tradition by giving local churches their independence.
Fulvio Scaglione • Wednesday, 31 October 2018 17:30

The Pope’s many wars

Pope Francis’ reforms reach far beyond the Vatican’s walls. His attempts at “ecclesiastical democracy” leave him open to unprecedented internal attacks.
Francesco Anfossi • Wednesday, 31 October 2018 17:30

The church’s mea culpa

The Jubilee of 2000 gave rise to a church that asked its flock to forgive it for its mistakes. With Pope Francis the sins have become “terrible” and global.
Mirko Marchi • Wednesday, 31 October 2018 17:30

The historic compromise

Two ancient cultures, adept at time management: China and the Vatican have opted for dialogue and collaboration, shocking friend and foe.
Romeo Orlandi • Wednesday, 31 October 2018 17:30