Bernard Lecomte: “De Gaulle knelt before John XXIII” | EUROtoday

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IHe defines himself above all as a “storyteller”. To the delight of its readers! In his new e-book, France-Vatican. Two centuries of secret warfare (Perrin), journalist Bernard Lecomte takes us behind the scenes of non secular diplomacy. The creator (amongst others) of the reference biography of John Paul II recounts the relationships between popes and kings, princes, emperors and presidents. A historic investigation on the crossroads of faith and politics which is stuffed with anecdotes and reads like a novel. An off-the-cuff interview, and somewhat iconoclastic (in each sense of the phrase).

Point : Emmanuel Macron is the primary head of state to talk on acquainted phrases with the Pope. Is this an indication of non secular or private closeness?

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