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Vatican Forgets Its Own Wall
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November 17, 2006, 03:52 AM
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Cardinal Martino spoke out from the Vatican recently, saying that the US plan to build a wall on the American-Mexican border is "inhumane".

As head of the Council for Justice and Peace at the Vatican, Cardinal Martino said “Speaking of borders, I must unfortunately say that in a world that greeted the fall of the Berlin Wall with joy, new walls are being built between neighborhood and neighborhood, city and city, nation and nation”.

When asked whether the Tortilla Curtain between Mexico and the US fit within these categories, Cardinal Martino replied “Yes, that’s exactly what it is”. Going further, the cardinal praised both US and Mexican bishops who have condemned the wall, echoing the sentiments of at least one US mayor along the US-Mexico border. Vatican Condemns The Tortilla Curtain, by Martin Barillas, Spero News 11/14/06

I suggest to Cardinal Martino that he look out his window more often. According to wikipedia:

The Vatican City, one of the European microstates, is situated on the Vatican Hill in the north-western part of Rome, several hundred metres west of the Tiber river. Its borders (3.2 km or 2 miles in total, all within Italy) closely follow the city wall constructed to protect the Pope from outside attack.

So what is his wall — inhumane, or merely hypocritical?