Tuesday, January 13, 2009


You could write a long and fascinating thesis about the relationship between violence and the Catholic Church in Latin America, especially gang/drug-related violence. Over the years I've mentioned in this blog the unique cult of the Virgin maintained by Colombia's sicarios (hired killers) and we saw in The Crime of Padre Amaro a fictionalised account of how members of the priesthood in Mexico have become clients of the narcos.

Another thesis idea would be how out of touch the Popes of the last century have been...

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