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    Default Habemus a Diplomatic Problem?

    Not a wet day in the job, and already the home lobbyists are seeking favours from the new Pope. It turns out that the President of Argentina needs help from her new best friend in the Vatican to prevent any future 'yomping' in the Falkland Islands by British soldiers.

    Given His former 'nationalistic' statements in the past where the Malvinas are concerned, what message should the Pope signal to the United Kingdom?


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    He isn't going to involve himself, not if he has brain cells working or decent advisers around him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    He isn't going to involve himself, not if he has brain cells working or decent advisers around him.
    Why? If he did it would make him quite popular across much of the non-european world - and help sweep away uncomfortable questions about his past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Why? If he did it would make him quite popular across much of the non-european world - and help sweep away uncomfortable questions about his past.
    Well he would make himself decidedly unpopular across the UK, undo all the good work Benedict did with his visit, and politicize the Papacy to an unacceptable degree. It is not the job of the Pope to pander to what is popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radix View Post
    Not a wet day in the job, and already the home lobbyists are seeking favours from the new Pope. It turns out that the President of Argentina needs help from her new best friend in the Vatican to prevent any future 'yomping' in the Falkland Islands by British soldiers.

    Given His former 'nationalistic' statements in the past where the Malvinas are concerned, what message should the Pope signal to the United Kingdom?


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    Not that the RCC have ever been democratic but most of the countries they ponce off are and have been for a long time which is more than can be said for Argentina. The new pope would do well to remember that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Well he would make himself decidedly unpopular across the UK, undo all the good work Benedict did with his visit, and politicize the Papacy to an unacceptable degree. It is not the job of the Pope to pander to what is popular.
    The UK is not a growth market for Catholicism. If he wants to expand his enterprise, he has to focus on emerging markets.

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    He has the benefit of a massive loophole- "Blessed are the peacemakers...". So it should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    The UK is not a growth market for Catholicism. If he wants to expand his enterprise, he has to focus on emerging markets.
    Yep, I don't think you get the way it works. The Catholic Church, contrary to the demented spin here from anti-Catholics, is not a commercial corporation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    He isn't going to involve himself, not if he has brain cells working or decent advisers around him.
    Advisers? I thought we here in Ireland only overpaid them to get the folk on message for the proletariat.

    A State or a Christian message in the Vatican?

    Nah, it's diplomacy of course, and I wonder where the priorities are for the faithful.

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