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I.Media for Aleteia - published on 05/09/22 - updated on 05/09/22

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1. Pope Francis blames the victim in Russia-Ukraine war 
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1Pope Francis blames the victim in Russia-Ukraine war

In an opinion article published on Fox News, Professor of History at The Institute of World Politics (Washington DC), Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, strongly disagrees with Pope Francis words that “NATO [was] barking at Russia’s gate,” which, in his view, “posit parity” between the two sides, Russia on one hand and Ukraine and NATO on the other. He called the use of the word ‘barking,’ “an unfortunate choice of words by Pope Francis” and wondered whether the pontiff understood “their implication” or if it was “another Bergoglio foot-in-the-mouth moment.” The American scholar said that if anything it was the “Ukrainian dog,” and not NATO, “barking at the intruder by its own fence and inside the property as the mighty eastern neighbor continued trespassing on Ukrainian territory.” Professor Chodakiewicz concludes the heated article by saying that “instead of positing false parity between freedom and unfreedom, let Pope Francis embrace silence which is golden sometimes.”

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