mercoledì 27 marzo 2013

Maduro: "Chavez ha ordinato a Cristo: ci vuole un Papa sudamericano".

Nicolas Maduro ha detto che l'elezione di Papa Francesco è stato organizzata in cielo da Hugo Chavez, che era deceduto il 5 marzo, pochi giorni prima del conclave. Maduro ha affermato che Chavez, "... deve aver influenzato Cristo per far eleggere un Papa sudamericano"...

WASHINGTON POST - March 26 2013
Pope Francis, wealth and the Latin American experience
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo

The new president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, says that the election of Pope Francis was arranged in Heaven by Hugo Chavez, who had passed away March 5th, just days before the conclave. Maduro asserted that Chavez, “… must’ve influenced [Christ] to convene a South American Pope. Some new hand arrived and Christ said, ‘Well, it is the time for South America.’”
I don’t pretend to know what is going on in heaven – or even if Chavez is there – but I have studied and taught about Latin America for years. The linking of the Venezuelan president to the Argentine pope is similar to how U.S. Catholics linked John F. Kennedy and the vigor of Kennedy’s Camelot administration to Blessed Pope John XXIII and the reforms of the II Vatican Council. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan’s combination of charm and conservative principles was considered in tune with Blessed Pope John Paul II. These associations sprung from popular culture and did not carry an imprimatur. The comparison in Latin America of the combative Hugo Chavez with the humble Pope Francis is just as revealing...