Interfax learned at a press conference given by the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus following the meeting of Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus Claudio Gugerotti with the Pope of Rome that Pope Francisco Bergoglio expressed his sympathy for the people of Belarus and stated his willingness to commit the Vatican to help improve relations between Belarus and the West. The spokesman noted, “The Pope asked me to convey his sympathy and solidarity with Belarus, especially, to those who suffer, and expressed the hope that relations with the West could improve with the help of the Holy See, through respect, dialogue, and understanding”.
During the audience, the Pope also said that he was pleased to express solidarity with Belarus through a special gesture… the sending of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran as extraordinary envoy to the celebrations in Budslav. The spokesman went on to say, “The Pope promised to pray for the success of the mission of the cardinal. His Holiness gave his blessing to the Catholics of Belarus, he knows what loyal, faithful, and keen children of the Catholic Church they are after the great trials of the past. Pope also asked to convey his greetings to all Belarusians, especially the brothers of the Orthodox Church“.
Meeting in early June with the Apostolic Nuncio, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko observed that the Vatican could play a great role in facilitating relations with the EU, saying, “I have to thank you for your kind attitude towards Belarus, I’m grateful to the Catholic Church and the Vatican for the support you give us in the international arena, particularly, in the facilitating relations with the EU. It doesn’t matter if your efforts succeed or not, for I know that you’re truly sincere. I know that many of the leading figures in the Vatican share your position; some of them want to visit Belarus. Tell the Vatican that we’re always happy to receive them here”. As reported, a papal envoy, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, will participate in the celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Miraculous Icon of the Mother of God of Budslav in the Bernardine Church on 5-6 July.
25 June 2013
A Cabinet member said:
I’m surprised they haven’t killed him… as they did JP I.
The CIA did involve itself in the deposition of Ecumenical Patriarch Maximos Vaportzis in 1948 (it was one of the more sordid episodes of the early Cold War), and rumour gives it a role in the death of Pope John Paul I Luciani (I’m not committing one way or the other… you pays your money and you takes your choice). That is, Langley’s hands were bloody in the past, so, present skulduggery isn’t beyond them. The collaboration of Potapov with Langley is disgusting and vile (and the general collaboration of the konvertsy with the Far Right is equally depraved and sordid… their “Pro-Life” bleats notwithstanding). That a priest would ally himself with such… it’s mind-blowing, isn’t it?
Another Cabinet member said:
You know, it sounds utterly scandalous even to say it, but many in American Orthodoxy will pay closer heed to what the Bishop of Rome says than anything that might come out of the MP or the Phanar. That seems to be the state of things.
Indeed. However, as Pope Francisco reveals, more and more, his LEFT stance, watch for the konvertsy to change their tune. After all, they spit on the Catholic social teachings now, in union with their rightwing “Catholic” pals. Groups such as the Acton Institute and the so-called Thomas More Law Center are NOT in sync with the Pope of Rome, and never shall be. They’re unashamed and unrepentant REBELS whose only motive is to justify the thievery of the Affluent Effluent. Does that mean that the Orthodox konvertsy are greedy, juvenile, and self-centred rebels, too? Shitbirds of a feather DO flock together… it’s a possibility…
Oh… a final note… Cardinal Tauran is vehemently anti-American… he opposes the American Hegemonic Project and opposes American warmongering throughout the world. Interesting, no?