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Video: Kishore Jayabalan on Anti-Americanism at the Vatican

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Kishore Jayabalan, the director of Istituto Acton, Acton Institute’s Rome Office, recently appeared on EWTN Rome to discuss a controversial article published by La Civiltà Cattolica and approved by the Vatican. The article depicts American Christians as “fanatics who are creating division”.

Jayabalan explains in his informative article regarding the controversy that “the only reasons it has drawn so much attention are that its authors are known to be close friends of Pope Francis and that La Civiltà Cattolica is essentially vetted by, and therefore unofficially representative of the views of, the Vatican’s Secretariat of State”.

Jayabalan’s interview on EWTN can be found below:



(Photo: the Vatican buildings. Creative Commons CC0)


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  • Caroline Roberts Caroline Roberts has a B.A. in English from Grove City College and produces the Acton Institute’s podcast, Radio Free Acton.