In Europe, laws are passed regarding LGBT people, that in some cases, Christian symbols are removed almost by legislative means, so as not to offend the feelings of Muslims, atheists and so on. citizens, to whom these symbols are not close or alien. But have you ever thought about how the Vatican reacts to this crisis?
What do we see in Europe? The situation for the RCC is such that every year in Europe the church loses a huge number of believers, empty churches are rented, used as car repair shops, restaurants or simply left to be destroyed by time, and then demolished. This is evidenced by the statistical data of the RCC, which reports on the reduction of both the number of priests and the number of seminarians who should have joined the ranks of the pastors of this church.
At the same time, a number of forces and structures are pressing the Vatican, demanding a change in the Catholic doctrine. In particular, they demand changing attitudes towards the women's priesthood, LGBT representatives and the possibility of same-sex marriages.
Formally, the number of RCCs remains, but this can only be achieved through expansion in Africa and some other regions.
Do you think that the Vatican calmly and helplessly watches this situation and does nothing? In vain.
I already mentioned that I am preparing for publication the book "The New Crusade, Ukraine in Blood," which will describe the role of the Catholic Church in protest movements and the state. coups in a number of countries over the past few years, but here perhaps I will take the main touches on the radicalism and separatism in Europe and those countries where the Roman Catholic Church has shown itself over the past few years.
In 2000, the head of the Lviv Theological Academy, then transformed into the Ukrainian Catholic University becomes an American Boris Gudzyak - an old friend of Hillary Clinton and several other politicians.
In 2001, the head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church becomes the American Lyubomyr Guzar.
In 2003, Boris Gudzyak and Svyatoslav Shevchuk (who is currently the head of the UGCC) went to Georgia to help the local Roman Catholic hierarch Claudio Gugerotti (currently the papal nuncio in Ukraine). The activities of this trio occurred shortly before the Rose Revolution in Georgia, after which Mikhail Saakashvili came to power. And it would seem at first glance that the events of the creation of the new seminary, the activities of Shevchuk and Gudziak have nothing to do with the Rose Revolution in Georgia, which took place in November of the year 2003, but Shevchuk himself, shortly after the events of the change of power in Georgia, speaks in one of the interview that a couple of days after the change of power, despite the pressure of the Orthodox Church in Georgia, court decisions began to be decided in favor of the Catholic Church. At the same time, noting that he does not expect any radical changes in these conditions, when the orthodox tserkov has a great influence and has a negative attitude towards Catholicism, but expressed confidence that with the new government such changes will probably take place. This judicial decision and confidence in the changes under the new government are in fact extremely eloquent, given that a couple of months before the "Rose Revolution", a papal representative, Jean Louis Tauran, who served as secretary for relations with states, ie, in fact the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Vatican and suffered a crushing defeat of the plans, which led to his career in this post by the end. The papal official came to sign a contract with the Georgian authorities on the legal status of the Catholic Church in that country. However, before this, the Patriarchate of the Orthodox Church in Georgia stated that the Vatican and the government intend to sign a secret agreement, which caused a wave of protests. Because of protests from the Georgian Orthodox Church and students, President Eduard Shevardnadze refused to sign the agreement and instead of signing and status, the Vatican received a fair amount of anti-papal sentiments. And in response, the papal official left, as reported, a rather harsh text addressed to the authorities and the Georgian Orthodox Church. It was stated that "the holy throne is deeply offended" by the actions of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Soon the papal nuncio Claudio Gugerotti, who was one of the negotiators between the Vatican and the Georgian authorities, and who invited Shevchuk and Gudzyak to Georgia to help Georgia, said that "the agreement is of a secret nature, therefore it is inappropriate to publish it." A few days after that, he also said that the text of the treaty recognized "the special role of the Catholic Church in the life of the Georgian nation" and that in his view the breakdown was due to the inextension of the negotiators.
During the period of the 2004 Maidan in Ukraine, on the very first day of protests, representatives of almost all the UGCC seminaries were transferred to Kiev. Soon after, as indicated on the official website of the UGCC "The organization of prayer meetings in Kiev was not planned in advance. Divine services are held at the request of the organizers of the action (it means the organizers of the protest by the opposition -Avt). "It is noteworthy that the services were held before the siloviki and conducted by the same Svyatoslav Shevchuk, who in 2011 headed Greek Catholics.
After Maydan, the Uniates received many bonuses and medals from the Yushchenko government and expanded their expansion.
At the same time, since the middle of the 90-x, the extremist organization Trident named Stepan Bandera was active in the UGCC, which, with the beginning of the Maidan, became the nucleus of the extremists of the Right Sector. These extremists have officially and long been cooperating with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, formerly led by the American Lyubomyr Guzar, and now Svyatoslav Shevchuk.
But the radicalism of the mass in the Catholic Church was manifested only with the coming to power of the new pope Francis Francis.
Francis himself passed a monastic path in the midst of the Jesuits of South America just at the time when local Jesuits were developing the so-called theology of liberation. Because of the revolutionary attitudes of this theology, he was originally wanted to declare it in heresy at the beginning in Rome, but apparently certain forces lobbied the question and it got a start in life in the midst of Catholicism. The essence of it, if you try to exaggerate, is that the unfair distribution of resources in the world is evil. Of course, the idea was very much liked by the United States, which since the middle of the last century has been leading a relationship called by American politicians as "the greatest secret alliance of all time," as the laureate of the Pulitzer Prize, Karl Bernstein, wrote for a long time.
After Francis began to gain weight, suddenly, for unknown reasons, the previous pope voluntarily (or at least formally volunteered) retires, and Francis becomes at the helm of the Catholic church.
The fact that a few months later the Roman Catholics were dragged into a series of protest movements and state. coups, in my opinion, says that all this was well and well thought out and planned.
19 March 2013, the enthronement of the new pope Francis Francis, and a couple of months later the Pope himself personally opened the era of radicalism and separatism.
From 23 on 28 June 2013 in Brazil was supposed to take place a world day of youth, organized by the Catholic Church, where about two million people arrived. Against the backdrop of the arrival of these guests 21 June media reported that in the country protests erupted with a tough confrontation between the youth and the police.
It should be noted that during the same period, Italy-Brazil football match took place and, probably, together with pilgrims on World Youth Day and football fans, a lot of ultras came who always differ in fighting with the police after the matches. Because of the unrest in the country, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff 22 June was forced to use the army to ensure order in the country.
Against the backdrop of protests in the country, Pope Francis arrived, who in fact began to directly call the youth and the church to protests. In one of his speeches 26 July the new pontiff declared: "I want you to take to the streets with protests, I want disorders in the dioceses, I want the Church to take to the streets and leave the worldly peace, comfort and clericalism, so that we cease to be locked in ourselves". He continued his speech with the words: "May the bishops and priests forgive me if the youth arrange riots, but this is my advice". On the same day, the Brazilian bishops supported demonstrators protesting against the socio-economic policies of the authorities.
While the Pope was trying to bring Catholics to the streets of Brazil for protests against the authorities, the NSA led the wiretapping of the president of this country and various officials.
24 September 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff made a speech at the UN with a sarcastic denunciation of the NSA actions, which were listening to Brazilian politicians. In her speech, she noted that such actions are a violation of international law and an insult to the sovereignty of Brazil. Before that, information about the wiretapping of Brazilian dignitaries had been circulated by a number of media outlets, referring to former SNB officer Edward Snowden.
Simultaneously with the support of protesters in Brazil against the government, which was so uncomfortable with the United States, began the deployment of protest activities in Hong Kong, through which the United States and the Vatican hoped to obviously weaken the situation in China, which is not ready to tolerate the US championship in the world.
In July of the same year 2013, the Catholic Bishop of Hong Kong said that if China does not reform the electoral law, then disobedience to the authorities will be lawful. Later, when protests began, which were named in many media of the Hong Kong Maidan, it became known that the Catholic bishops supported the protesters. But few people have delved into the details and very few people know that the leaders of the Hong Kong Maidan were the elderly Catholic cardinal and Protestant teenager - representatives of religions, who even in Hong Kong are a very small minority (about 10%, like the Uniates in Ukraine).
The portal of christianitytoday says directly that "Chinese Christians play a leading role in protest actions". At the same time, as in Ukraine, all the Catholic churches were opened and the protesters could get support, shelter and food in these temples.
Do you think the participation of Cardinal Joseph Chen in the protest movements received some criticism in the Vatican? On the contrary, the Pope personally awarded the elderly Catholic figure.
I, perhaps, will not surprise anyone, if I say that this activity in Hong Kong coincided with the appointment of a new American consul, who immediately began to interfere in these processes.
30 July 2013, the general consul in Hong Kong and Macau was appointed Clifford A. Hart Jr.. In addition to diplomatic posts, Clifford also has very interesting posts in his record: in the Pentagon, foreign policy adviser to the chief of naval operations; deputy director of Operations Center for crisis management, and also worked in the National Security Council of the United States as director of the China-Taiwan branch
Noteworthy is the review about him on his page in the LinkedIn network, where US military spokesman McAlston, who previously worked with Hart, describes him as an impeccable professional for operations that require a clear balance of funds, schedules and communications.
Naturally, the American official began propaganda in the same direction in which the Catholic side also worked.
It is likely that the consul opened such propaganda so openly and regularly that he was criticized by official authorities in China within a month. 08 September 2013, Chinese media reported that the American consul was criticized by official China because of interference in the process of reforming the process of universal suffrage: "There is ample evidence that some important figures of the pan-democratic camp have close ties with the US Consulate General in Hong Kong to interfere in the political system. The new US Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau, Clifford A. Hart Jr., met with leaders of political organizations in Hong Kong many times and made immodest comments on the issue of universal suffrage. "
Seeing such an active activity of the Vatican, shortly after the beginning of protests in Brazil and statements in Hong Kong 07 August 2013, the US State Department announced cooperation with religious structures in foreign policy. The Office for Initiatives of Religious Communities was opened at the State Department. John Carey speaking on this occasion noted that this unit was created with the goal of establishing "closer interaction with religious communities around the world, based on our understanding of the need for such a partnership FOR THE SOLVING GLOBAL PROBLEMS»
Already in November 2013, the Maydan began in Ukraine, but a month before the beginning of the Maydan, the priest of the UGCC called on the radicals "Trident named after S. Bandera" with whom the UGCC has been cooperating for many years, with arms in hand to seize power in the country.
At the same time, the students of the Ukrainian Catholic University started their work in Lviv, with whom Mustafa Nayyem, who first gave the call to go out to the maidans, was also starting. Maidans of support in Italy, Austria, Belgium, the United States and several other countries were initiated by people precisely from the UGCC and the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv. And soon the head of UCU American Boris Gudziak directly stated that half of the Kiev Maidan were parishioners of the Greek Catholic Church.
But most notably, no one was going to stop in Ukraine and a number of statements by Catholic figures and the leadership of the UGCC indicate that the Catholic Church intends to plunge the whole of Europe into chaos for the sake of changing power and gaining control.
Back in the beginning of the Ukrainian Maidan UCU officer Yaroslav Hrytsak, whom Petro Poroshenko then delegated for the election of the head of the anti-corruption committee, said that he had conducted consultations with experts on protest movements in the post-Soviet space with the aim of uniting protest movements in Ukraine and Bulgaria and the intention to make the Majdan a PAN-EUROPEAN.
Boris Gudziak, Bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, almost as openly declared the head of the UCU three weeks after the Maidan. When everyone else had fresh memories of the confrontation on the Maidan, which reached the point of killing, he gave an interview to Forbes magazine, in which he stated that: "This movement, this revolution, this transformation will finally take full maturity when we understand that we are fighting not only for ourselves, that this struggle should bear fruit, give a certain inspiration that will go far beyond the geography of our country or our ethnos". Answering the question that Ukrainians can give to Europe, Gudzyak continued: "It is very important that our aspiration to Europe is not a consumer one, they say, Europe will give us something. Yes, it is important, it is necessary, it is necessary: the law, less corruption, better medicine, roads, etc. But this movement will finally become mature, powerful, full, when we understand that they also owe Europe, and not only to it, then give. What is it is not easy to define, but it is felt on Maidan, in these events, in this mobilization, in this solidarity and cooperation. We are entering into very long processes. You need patience, you need to tune in a long way. This is a bit difficult for us. We are emotional, we can break out».
Soon after the Maydan, 24 June 2014, the head of the UCU, Boris Gudziak, in one of the TV programs stated word for word:We will understand our mission to the end, we will finish what was born on the Maidan, when we realize that we are going to Europe not as beggars with outstretched hands who want Europe to make good roads for us, make courts fair, improve medicine. We need solidarity in these processes. But we have something to share, we have the mystery of life, we have an experienced sense of dignity. Our young people and not only young, gave their lives for European values. This is the first time in Europe that people gave their lives to the European flag for these fundamental European values. Today, with this sacrament, song, metaphor, symbols, solidarity, we are called upon to help Europe».
Shortly after that, the head of the UGCC, Svyatoslav Shevchuk, also announced similar speeches. On Christmas Day 2015, he stated that: "I am convinced that Ukraine has some very important mission. Not only in relation to its internal construction, its revival or its transformation. We have a special mission in Europe, and from this - in the world. What is this mission? Today, old Europe is beginning to lose its roots, its Christian roots. Today, for example, many Europeans are beginning to realize with astonishment that these, the real European values that Europe proclaims somewhere in the fullness were really embodied in Ukraine during the revolution of dignity. That is, Ukrainians today are ready to give their lives for what Europe calls European values, real values. Europeans, in my opinion, are now not very ready for such sacrifices for the sake of what they call the basis of their European civilization. Thus, we go to Europe not as petitioners, not as poor relatives. We go to Europe as those who have a huge treasure, the treasure of their spiritual life, their national construction. And we are ready to share this treasure with that Europe, which loses the foundations of its social, social construction and faces new, very complex and dangerous challenges of our time ... the youth of the Ukrainian spirit, which manifests itself during the period of these tests, can change the entire European continent".
And in fact the Catholic Church supported and will support chaos, confrontation and separatism in the world.
So, she supported the protesters in Venezuela.
And with the outbreak of protests in Spain, she immediately stated that she recognized the sovereignty of Catalonia. At what, it is noteworthy that the cleric expressed his opinion after a personal conversation with the Pope.
What should I add here, it seems to me ... - Not long ago the head of the Uniates stated that in Ukraine there were 32 million of the population. Those. Over the past few years, the order of 10 million people left the country. First of all, these are the Maidanovites who were so eager for Europe and due to this the UGCC now reports about a rapid increase in the parishes in Europe. All these multimillion crowds will be an excellent raw material for fanning confrontations in the future, as discussed by Shevchuk and Gudzyak in their statements.
In our time in the Catholic environment there are increasingly frequent and increasingly clear signals to the radicalization of believers.
One of the latest examples of such appeals can be called, for example, the speech of the prefect of the Congregation for God's Worship and the discipline of the sacraments of Cardinal Robert Sara. The article on "The Catholic Observer" with the title "Cardinal Saraz Calls for a New Vendian Uprising" says: "Christians now need the spirit of the Vendee to show resistance to atheism and fight on the side of God." After that, a comment is made that the Vendean wars were held for the sake of defending the faith and noted "the Vatican hierarch stressed that, as the Vendian rebels, today we are also called to testify. And this means martyrdom. " That is, in fact, believers are told that they are called to kill for the sake of faith, and those of the believers who will be killed will become a martyr.
I think that if the situation is not normalized, then the Catholics will first sink Europe, and then a whole host of other countries into chaos of confrontation and hostility for the sake of achieving their goals. Actually, that's why the book I'm preparing for printing I called the "New Crusade: Ukraine in Blood" because what makes the new leadership of the Roman Catholic Church is difficult to call otherwise as a crusade.