Et in terra pax: cambio y continuidad en la Santa Sede

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Guillermo Ordorica Robles


This article discusses the highlights and controversies of the papacy of John Paul II, and the challenges Pope Benedict XVI may face. According to Guillermo Ordorica, in view of the popularity of his predecessor, it is likely that Ratzinger will want to leave his own hallmark on his papacy. We can expect actions that allow him to capitalize on the political activism of John Paul II, manage the international presence of the Vatican and turn the spotlight onto the internal affairs of the Catholic Church. In Ordorica’s view, the election of Ratzinger suggests that, for the time being, this is a formula that will facilitate a relatively smooth transition from the papacy of John Paul II. The author then gives an overview of the world’s reaction to the election of the German cardinal. As regards the new Petrine agenda, he believes that, in the arena of international relations, the Vatican will continue to try to inspire world politics and influence global transformation processes, based on the teachings of natural law. Ordorica thinks that the new Pope will follow the foreign policy lines of his predecessor vis-à-vis the strengthening the UN and encouraging a fresh perspective of law and international relations. He then goes on to analyze the possibility of the Vatican establishing diplomatic ties with countries like China and Russia. Finally, the author comments on Mexico’s relationship with the Vatican and how it would be advisable for this to be in keeping with the interests of comprehensive State and foreign policies.

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Ordorica Robles, Guillermo. 2022. «Et in Terra Pax: Cambio Y Continuidad En La Santa Sede». Revista Mexicana De Política Exterior, n.º 74 (marzo):39-65.

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