Vatican Germany Discuss EU Economic Crisis

THE HOLY SEE AND GERMANY REFLECT UPON THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

 

Vatican City, (VIS) – This morning [8 Dec] in the Vatican Apostolic Palace Benedict XVI received in audience the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, who subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., accompanied by Msgr. Ettore Balastrero, under secretary for Relations with States.

The discussions highlighted the cordial nature of bilateral relations [they discussed German Vatican relations] ; attention was given to the Christian view of the person [they discussed Catholic moral posituions on human rights] , as well as to the challenges currently posed by globalisation and the secularisation of society.

This was followed by a fruitful exchange of opinions on the [situaltion in the Middle East and Europe]  international situation and the current economic crisis, especially in relation to its consequences in Europe, and the contribution that the Catholic Church may offer.

Admin:  The German Chanelor Merkel is taking a position of strong support for Israel as well as other positions slowly eroding her popularity.  This is a dangerous political strategy for her with a major regional war looming in the Middle East which will have huge economic consequences for Europe [if the Straits of Hormoz are closed for even a sghort time] and a german election coming in September.

Nevertheless the real power in the German establishment is on the move to use the coming economic crisis to cement a new federal Europe.  The scriptures reveal that it will be the influence of a final false prophet doing milacles in the papacy, that will be instrumental in bringing ten European nations together into a new federal system based on the Holy Roman Empire model.

This system will dominate the world until sometime in its third year when it will turn and attack the main Asian nations currently coming together as the Shanghi Cooperation Organization.

The following announcement from the Vatican is part of its push to become the ultimate moral authority over all of humanity in pleace of a political world government.

Justice and Peace Council discusses global governance

2012-12-07 Vatican Radio
 (Vatican Radio) The Pontifical Justice and Peace Council held its plenary assembly earlier this week with three days of discussions focused on ways of bringing the social teaching of the Church to bear in the political and economic spheres.
In particular participants at the meeting, which concluded on Wednesday, were considering the possibility of global financial or political institutions that could offer oversight of sovereign states in service of the common good. It’s an idea that has been proposed by several popes over recent decades – most recently by Pope Benedict in Caritas in Veritate – yet it’s an ideal that is often dismissed by utopian or unrealistic by critics. Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen discussed the proposal with one of the consulters to the Justice and Peace Council, Domincan Sr Helen Alford…

“We’re just coming up to the 50th anniversary of Pacem in Terris and this theme will come up again because Pope John XXIII deals with it in Pacem in Terris, so it’s the continuation of an idea which the popes have been developing in the period when the idea of international cooperation has been developing, and it’s normal that the social teaching is following the way in which things are going in society, helping to guide and direct it….

One of the things that came out in this plenary session is the need to be both able to imagine a world that’s different but also not to be at all unrealistic about getting there. I think we need to hold both of these things in tension – we need to think about a world order which does put the human being at the centre and promote the common good…A lot of political thinkers in the past have argued that without some kind of authority – not a world government, I think that’s off the agenda – but a set of institutions that can be promoting the common good, somehow we need that kind of thing. But a lot of people are also saying this is not realistic, not on the agenda of international institutions. We need to hold these two things in tensions, a bit like the presence of Christ in the world – in some ways we have the seeds of the Kingdom, but we have to keep working towards developing those seeds today….
One of the things the Pope says in Caritas in Veritate is that the world is suffering from a lack of ideas and I think the Holy See can inject these ideas…it can do that well, be really independent without national interests and I think the Catholic Church has a huge role to play..”
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