To those of a curious bent, JC yesterday chimed in the comments with a diversionary trip down two related roads.
The first, an excerpt from Avro Manhattan’s 1965 work, Vatican Imperialism in the 20th Century, on the history of Catholicism versus Eastern Orthodoxy, gives us insight into the real underlying currents that manifest in East versus West tensions, constant throughout history
The second, in two parts from Oriental Review, Vatican Clergy and Ukrainian Nationalism, focuses on Ukraine as the crucial landmass that separates East and West. The word “golodomor” appears throughout, referring to the famine of the early 1930’s which Western propagandists have seized on as a deliberate scheme by Stalin to commit genocide in Ukraine. Pope Francis does not fare well.
It is all to big and broad for me to add anything worthwhile, and all fascinating reading, a morning’s worth. Thanks JC.