Why The Vatican Newspaper Said Obama’s First 100 Days Wasn’t All that Bad?

In a front-page article in the April 30 issue of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, writer Giuseppe Fiorentino suggests that the first 100 days of the Obama Administration have “not shaken the world” in terms of being as negative as expected. Given the source, the article sent shock waves through the pro-life world particularly in America, which was left with the distinct impression that the Vatican writer was very out of touch with his subject material. For some answers as to why the Vatican newspaper would have taken such a stance, LifeSiteNews.com spoke with Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro, the head of the Rome office of Human Life International. “It is clearly an effort to build bridges with the current Democratic Administration in the U.S.,” he said. “This one of several articles that have been published in L’Osservatore Romano with this intent. It would seem that some officers within the Secretary of State have hopes that with a moderate and positive approach towards President Obama they would be able to stop him from implementing many of the more radical elements of his political platform.”