Pope John Paul II, the fall of the Berlin wall and Europe’s future

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Pope John Paul II's contribution to the fall of the Berlin Wall and, in its aftermath, the collapse of Communist regimes, has been clearly marked by historians and political science experts. The efforts of the Polish Pope essentially focused on the mobilization of his homeland but also assumed a continuous and capillary work of Vatican diplomacy, as well as constant dialogue with the most influential political leaders. However, today, it becomes essential to reflect on its role in the so-called Global moralization by reading a magisterium which, in large part, defended and complained of human rights. This struggle for democracy and, above all, for justice and truth, of the pontiff that came from afar, continues today in the magisterium of Benedict XVI and Francis, through a lucid reading of the signs of the times and the promotion of a courageous deepening of the Social Doctrine of the Church in a context of Globalization.
Original languagePortuguese
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherUniversidade Católica Portuguesa
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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