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Why is Francis mourning Maradona so deeply?

After soccer player Diego Maradona died unexpectedly on November 25, 2020, L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's daily newspaper, dedicated a lot of …
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Argentina has little enough to be proud of. A classic case of a country rich in natural resources but seemingly lacking the ability to utilise Gods bounty for its people. Rightful blame can be laid at the feet of the original European custodians who failed miserably to impart the necessary skills which would have ensured a 'smooth' and viable transition from Colonial rule to that of self-…More
Argentina has little enough to be proud of. A classic case of a country rich in natural resources but seemingly lacking the ability to utilise Gods bounty for its people. Rightful blame can be laid at the feet of the original European custodians who failed miserably to impart the necessary skills which would have ensured a 'smooth' and viable transition from Colonial rule to that of self-government. However, such blame cannot for perpetuity be sufficed to account for the insufferable dictatorships, of various political hues, that has plagued the country, since Colonial rule. Nor does it justify our Pope laying his countries ails at the feet of capitalism or encouraging the pathetic Maradonna to 'illustrate' that he too blamed capitalism for his own plight as well as that of his country's. Both, overlook the fact that it is/was capitalism's money that keeps/kept them in a lifestyle way beyond that dreamable of most their fellow countrymen. Every country has its heroes, most are viewed as such after its demise. Perhaps there lied the conundrum for Maradona, may he rest in peace.