Pope

The Pope to the Rescue of Global Capitalism

The Pope’s visit to the United States was welcomed by both Republicans and Democrats and praised by major media outlets. With a liberal discourse, the pontiff provides a popular view to the debates taking place at the heights of the U.S. political regime and the global establishment.

What’s behind the Pope’s Tour to Cuba and the US?

Saturday September 19 began Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and then, to the United States. The tour will include some important meetings, such as a meeting with Fidel Castro, a meeting with Barack Obama, and other historic visits. Pope Francis will also become the first pope to address the US Congress. As the Pope’s spokesman said, the tour will be one of the “longest and more complex”. The Pope seeks to strengthen the influence of the Vatican on Cuban “openness” and to rebuild the image of the Catholic Church in the eyes of the major world power, the United States.

Holy Hypocrisy

The Pope announced that the Catholic Church will ‘forgive’ those women who have had abortions – a grave sin in Catholic dogma – if they show themselves truly ‘wholeheartedly repentant’. The news has made world headlines but does little to alter the fundamentally reactionary and mysoginist stance of the Church.