Time for another round of the popular game, “I’m Offended!!!”:
The Vatican said Wednesday that Pope Francis “absolutely did not intend to offend the Mexican people” when he appeared to express concern that drug trafficking was making his native Argentina resemble Mexico.
Over the weekend, the Pope wrote in an email to Argentine lawmaker and friend Gustavo Vera, “Hopefully we are in time to avoid Mexicanization,” referring to the country’s drug trade, the Associated Press reports. After Vera published the email on the website for his organization, the Alameda Foundation, Mexico formally complained that the Pope was unnecessarily “stigmatizing Mexico” despite the country’s efforts to battle drug cartels there.
Go here to read the rest. We live in ludicrous times. The useless Mexican governments seems mored concerned about the Pope’s remark than their corruption and ineptitude that has made Mexico a byword when it comes to powerful drug cartels:
The Mexican government formally complained about the remark during a meeting with the Holy See’s ambassador to Mexico and in a note of protest, saying the government was committed to battling drug cartels and that there was no benefit to “stigmatizing Mexico.”
The Pope has gotten in hot water many times for his informal communications, but this time he is getting a bum wrap, and was merely calling a spade a spade.