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Wednesday, April 6

Escobar: Looking South for a Pope

THE ROVING EYE
Looking South for a pope
By Pepe Escobar

So there may be two superpowers alter all: the US, because of its military might; and the Vatican, because of its spiritual power. Josef Stalin famously asked, "How many divisions does the Pope have?" John Paul II, the last, great political superstar of the 20th century, commanded no divisions. But the Pope who came from the cold was instrumental in the fall of the Berlin Wall, the symbol of the system which had produced Stalin himself.

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