It is striking the influence that Germany has had upon this papacy, far more than under the prior German Pope:
The pope and the German Chancellor met behind closed doors for 40 minutes.
According to the Vatican, they spoke about “the upcoming G20 meeting in Hamburg, the responsibility of the international community in combating poverty and hunger, the global threat of terrorism, and climate change.”
She said the idea is to boost multilateral collaboration, and tear down walls instead of building them.
to read the rest. Ah well, the Pope is at heart a Peronista and Juan Peron during the War was sympathetic to the Axis powers and allowed Nazi war criminals to settle in Argentina. (To be fair it should be noted that Peron never gave any evidence of anti-Semitism, quite the opposite.) In carrying on a pro-Teutonic policy the Pope not only gives support to heterodox elements within the Church, but follows in the footsteps of his political guiding star.