Monday, October 31, 2016
The Other Earthquake
While Italy trembles, awaiting further destruction (200 aftershocks since yesterday), the other earthquake, the one in Lund, Sweden, goes merrily along.
Francis commemorates the breakup of Christendom with his huzzahs and interfaith church services, while devastated Italians crawl out from under the rubble and weep over the breakup of their homes, their towns, their ancient churches.
Even the Basilica of St Paul in Rome shows cracks now.
But Francis has his priorities, as most callous people do.