WorldViews: The best zingers in Pope Francis’s takedown of Europe

By Ishaan Tharoor, November 25, 2014

On Tuesday, Pope Francis addressed the European parliament in the French city of Strasbourg. The speech was a historic event, following 26 years after Pope John Paul II spoke before the same assembly, not long before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Then, the late pontiff hailed the European Union as a "beacon of civilization."

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