Pope Francis Urged Vaccines and Masks for Everyone to Combat the “Virus” of Individualism


Pope Francis in his Christmas message said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and patent laws to take priority over making Covid-19 vaccines available to all, especially poor countries, and he condemned nationalism and “the virus of radical individualism”. -GEG

Pope Francis in his Christmas message on Friday said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and patent laws to take priority over making Covid 19 vaccines available to all, condemning nationalism and “the virus of radical individualism”.

In a sign of the times, Francis delivered his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) message virtually from a lectern inside the Vatican instead of from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica before tens of thousands.

The pandemic and its social and economic effects dominated the message, in which Francis called for global unity and help for nations suffering from conflicts and humanitarian crises.

“At this moment in history, marked by the ecological crisis and grave economic and social imbalances only worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, it is all the more important for us to acknowledge one another as brothers and sisters,” he said.

Stressing that health is an international issue, he appeared to criticise so-called ‘vaccine nationalism’, which U.N. officials fear will worsen the pandemic if poor nations receive the vaccine last.

“I beg everyone, heads of state, companies and international organisations to promote cooperation and not competition, to find a solution for everyone – vaccines for all – especially for the most vulnerable and needy in all areas of the planet,” he said.

“The most vulnerable and needy must be first,” he said, in the Vatican’s Hall of the Benedictions, with only about 50 Vatican staff wearing masks sitting along the long walls.

“RADICAL INDIVIDUALISM”

“We can’t put ourselves before others, putting market forces and patent laws before the laws of love and the health of humanity,” he said. “We cannot let closed nationalisms block us from living like the true human family that we are.”

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Retired Archbishop Calls for Pope Francis to Resign for Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former nuncio or ambassador for the pope,  is calling for Pope Francis to resign, claiming that the pontiff knew about abuse perpetrated by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who recently resigned amid accusations that he engaged in sex with adult seminarians as well as sexually abusing minors.  Pope Francis repealed the sanctions that were imposed on McCarrick by prior Pope Benedict who ordered McCarrick out of the public ministry.  Pope Francis revoked the sanctions and made McCarrick his trusted counselor.

This follows on the heels of a grand jury report in Pennsylvania that detailed alleged sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by about 300 priests in six dioceses over a 70-year period.




31 Bishops from Chile Offer Resignation to Pope Francis over Sex-Abuse Scandal

Rome: All 31 active bishops from Chile signed a document offering to resign after Pope Francis shamed them for ignoring or covering up sex abuse in the local churches. The Pope blamed the sex abuse on the fact that it was the practice of many bishops to send homosexual priests to teach at seminaries. The Pope himself has been implicated in the scandal because he appointed Juan Barros to the office of bishop over the objections of his victims. It is not expected that the Pope will accept the offer of resignation. -GEG

In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church’s long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their “grave negligence” in investigating abuse and protecting children.

The bishops announced at the end of an emergency Vatican summit that all 31 active bishops in Rome had signed a document offering to resign.

Francis can accept the resignations, reject them or delay a decision, and the bishops remain in place until he acts. But the symbolic significance of an entire national bishops’ conference resigning en masse because they covered-up for pedophiles marked a historic moment in the decades-long saga.

“We want to ask forgiveness for the pain we caused victims, the pope, the people of God and our country for the grave errors and omissions that we committed,” the bishops said in a statement.

They thanked victims for their “perseverance and courage,” for having continued to denounce crimes and cover-up by the church despite “the incomprehension and attacks from the same church community.”

It marked the first known time that an entire national bishops conference had offered to step down over a scandal, and laid bare the devastation the abuse crisis has caused the Catholic Church in Chile and beyond.

“They didn’t know how to protect the weakest, exposed them to abuse and then impeded justice,” said Jose Andres Murillo, one of those abused and one of the main whistleblowers in the case. “For this, they deserve only to go.”

Calls for mass resignations had mounted after details emerged of the contents of a 2,300-page Vatican report into the Chilean scandal leaked early Friday. Francis had cited the report in footnotes of a 10-page document that he handed over to each Chilean bishop at the start of the summit.

In those footnotes, Francis accused the bishops of destroying evidence of sex crimes, pressuring church investigators to minimize abuse accusations and showing “grave negligence” in protecting children from pedophile priests.

“No one can exempt himself and place the problem on the shoulders of the others,” Francis wrote in the document, which was published by Chilean T13 television and confirmed as accurate Friday by the Vatican.

In a statement in response, the Chilean bishops said the contents of the document were “absolutely deplorable” and showed an “unacceptable abuse of power and conscience,” as well as sexual abuse.

“We want to re-establish justice and contribute to the reparation of the damage we caused,” they said.

Francis had summoned the 34 bishops to Rome after admitting that he had made “grave errors in judgment” in the case of Bishop Juan Barros, who is accused by victims of Chilean priest, the Rev. Fernando Karadima, of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

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The Vatican Is Rocked by Sex Scandals and Drug Arrests

New scandals have rocked the Vatican, including sexual assault charges against Cardinal Pell, the Treasurer for the Vatican, and the arrest of one of the Pope’s top advisors who was caught by police taking drugs and participating in a gay-sex orgy. There also is the unexplained death of Cardinal Joachim Meisner, who vigorously opposed the Pope’s acceptance of divorce and “Liberation theology”, which is a Marxist-revolutionary interpretation of Christianity. All of this has raised the question of whether the Church can (or should) survive such extreme departures from traditional doctrine. –GEG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kfFB-WynxY

 




Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican Treasurer and the Pope’s Top Advisor, Is Charged with Sexual Assault Crimes

Rome: Catholic Cardinal, George Pell, who is the Vatican treasurer and a close advisor to the Pope, has been charged with sexual-assault crimes.  For decades, he has been dogged by accusation of covering up child molestation and rape cases involving the clergy.  Cardinal Pell denies the charges and says he is a victim of character assassination.  It is unknown whether Pope Francis will support Pell in court, but he granted him a leave of absence to go to Australia to face the charges. GEG

Several years ago  Cardinal Pell appeared on Australia’s 60 Minutes television show and denied that he offered $50,000 to a family to stop them from reporting sexual-abuse to the police. However, a letter with the offer was produced, showing that he had lied.  The “Pell’s Process” was a policy that Pell developed in 1996 under his ‘Toward Healing’ program that consisted of making payments up to $50,000 to families of abused children to keep the crimes out of court and the press. –GEG




The Pope Gives President Trump A Document Promoting the Theory of Man-Made Global Warming Written by Depopulation Advocates and Pagan Worshipers


When President Trump visited the Vatican this week, the Pope gave him his encyclical on climate change. An encyclical is a document bearing the signature of the Pope that expresses his personal opinion or that of contributing authors. It is without religious authority and is not binding upon the church or its followers. The encyclical on climate change was written by globalists who are collectivists, depopulation advocates, and whose reverence for Gaia (Mother Earth) is on a par with any pagan religion. –GEG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNbSNjcjq8s