Not exactly another John Paul II: Pope Francis declares neutrality on Venezuela

Imagine Pope John Paul II openly declaring he wouldn’t take sides in Poland, as the showdown between Solidarity’s hugely popular freedom fighters, and the detested Jaruzelski communist military regime came to a head.

What a coincidence. In Venezuela, that same sort of sort of conflict over communism and freedom is happening, the world is choosing sides, a pope from the actual region is there, and Russia remains the same malevolent puppetmaster in the background.