I remember when Vincente Fox, the then president of Mexico made a state visit to the Vatican and met with Pope John Paul II and asked him about his annulment situation. His Holiness replied that the Church does not do annulments for heads of state. He also recommended an attempt at reconciliation.That's interesting. Do you have any sources backing up your statements? thanks
I don't have any internet sources. I only have my memory. I remember that Vincente Fox was a divorced man when he was elected to the presidency. At that time the Church was attempting a reconciliation but he filed for an annulment. While he was president he civilly married his then girlfriend, Marta Sahagun, another divorce. It was publicly announced over the Spanish language media that Marta Sahagun got her annulment first. Then after his presidential term was over Vincente's annulment went through. Then after the annulments for both parties went through they were married in a religious ceremony. These are the events as I recall them.
Though there does not seem to be any real confirmation that Wojtyla was actually involved (at least I could not find any) and all such suggestions seem to be based on rumors, the historical facts do indicate that the Vatican would not grant an annulment while Fox was president of Mexico. However, the annulment was approved very quickly after Fox's term of office was complete.
There is no evidence, or even suggestion, that Wojtyla encouraged any reconciliation of the couple and the ultimate outcome indicates that the delay
in granting an annulment was due purely to political appearances; that is, it would look bad to grant an annulment to a current head of State.
Your comments, poche, are not only not germane to the topic, but it appears that you intentionally intended to mislead the membership by suggesting an actual Catholic moral motive in actions by Wojtyla when subsequent events clearly demonstrate purely political motives.