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EU + Liberty, Health, Safety : Ways of understanding

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Monday, 20 April 2020

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NewsViewPoint on "EU and Liberty, Health, Safety", by Patrick Bracker

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(NDLR : ViewPoints express their Author's Ideas, and are not necessarily, nor entirely endorsed by "Eurofora"). 

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Translations in English, German, Italian, and French, are provided Herewith

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Patrick Bracker 

Liberty, health, safety,

Ways of understanding


Finding a balance between freedom and security is an old story. Totalitarian and free countries do not have a common vision on this, except of course in cases of extreme necessity, such as major natural or other disasters, or even NBC.

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Some nations, whose calculating leaders have lost faith, and perhaps the compass or even the professionalism that came out of the Cold War, are confining themselves.

There is, however, progress on the part of some heads of state, who are listening and changing their way of thinking, especially when full powers are put in place? However, these powers seem to me to be inadequate to the present health and health situation. Indeed, this is not a war, the subject matter is disproportionate, but a health situation that needs to be addressed in the societal, scientific, medical, laboratory and pharmaceutical fields.

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As I pointed out privately at the outset of this case, the central questions are not being answered; Mrs Condoleezza Rice asked the right questions during the video conference at the Hoover Institute on 14 April 2020. Obviously we have seen some bounce back from this intervention.

This raises the question of diagnosis and evaluation.   

This being the case, there is no need to provoke other states like the Chinese in this matter, but to solve the problems in international cooperation.

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 Europe has been slow to react, particularly because of the change of Commission last July, and the arrival of many young people inexperienced in European affairs, both in the European Council and the European Parliament. The renewal of the European political generation is a fact that must be taken into account.  

Although the 2019-2024 term of office is experiencing teething troubles, all the players in the European institutions now have a duty to acquire and build on their experience in order to progress.  This also involves a phase of humility in relation to the ambitions of a few. The problems are well known. First of all, I would recommend continuing the work of the Junker Commission and then progressing step by step towards selected and voted developments agreed by the Member States and the citizens.  

We will be able to rely on the experienced players in our institutions, both European civil servants, MEPs and Member States, to meet these challenges.   

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Finally, after a few months of virtual absence, some progress has been made in tackling the European public health problem: such as the establishment of common resources at different levels to solve the problem, taking into account the disparities between health systems and their approaches in the European states.  

This is a path that helps European progress, in cooperation with the MS that are doing their research, while extending at international level the effort needed to resolve this health crisis. Work together!


There is no need for any autocratic process or authoritarian power drift, whose objectives would not be very clear and would take us back to an earlier period around the 19th century.

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Our institutions, nations and citizens are following the curve of progress in all fields, and the scales of value appreciation have evolved positively over the decades, the use of psychological or other techniques to return to the painful past we know is a professional fault on the part of those who use such methods. Let us remain vigilant in the face of these egocentric deviations.

I recall that Jesus Christ liberates and heals; it is also a dimension!  Keep faith and hope!

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Ways to Liberty and free choice

BP


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Freiheit, Gesundheit, Sicherheit,

Wege des Verstehens

Ein Gleichgewicht zwischen Freiheit und Sicherheit zu finden, ist eine alte Geschichte. Totalitäre und freie Länder haben diesbezüglich keine gemeinsame Vision, außer natürlich in Fällen äußerster Notwendigkeit, wie bei großen Natur- oder anderen Katastrophen oder sogar bei ABC-Katastrophen.

Einige Nationen, deren berechnende Führer den Glauben und vielleicht auch den Kompass oder sogar die Professionalität, die aus dem Kalten Krieg hervorgegangen sind, verloren haben, schränken sich ein.

Es gibt jedoch Fortschritte seitens einiger Staatsoberhäupter, die zuhören und ihre Denkweise ändern, vor allem, wenn volle Befugnisse eingeführt werden. Diese Befugnisse scheinen mir jedoch im Hinblick auf die gegenwärtige gesundheitliche und gesundheitliche Situation unzureichend zu sein. In der Tat handelt es sich hier nicht um einen Krieg, die Thematik ist unverhältnismäßig, sondern um eine Gesundheitssituation, die in den Bereichen Gesellschaft, Wissenschaft, Medizin, Labor und Pharmazie angegangen werden muss.

Wie ich zu Beginn dieses Falles privat darauf hingewiesen habe, dass die zentralen Fragen nicht beantwortet werden, hat Frau Condoleezza Rice während der Videokonferenz im Hoover-Institut am 14. April 2020 die richtigen Fragen gestellt. Offensichtlich haben wir gesehen, dass sich einige von dieser Intervention erholt haben..

Unter diesen Umständen ist es sinnlos, andere Staaten wie die Chinesen in dieser Angelegenheit zu provozieren, sondern die Probleme in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit zu lösen.

 Europa hat nur langsam reagiert, vor allem wegen des Wechsels der Kommission im vergangenen Juli 2019, und der Ankunft vieler junger Menschen, die in europäischen Angelegenheiten unerfahren sind, sowohl im Europäischen Rat als auch im Europäischen Parlament. Die Erneuerung der europäischen politischen Generation ist eine Tatsache, der man Rechnung tragen muss.  

Obwohl die Amtszeit 2019-2024 Kinderkrankheiten aufweist, haben alle Akteure in den europäischen Institutionen nun die Pflicht, ihre Erfahrungen zu sammeln und auszubauen, um voranzukommen.  Dazu gehört auch eine Phase der Demut gegenüber den Ambitionen einiger weniger. Die Probleme sind bekannt. Zunächst einmal würde ich empfehlen, die Arbeit der Junker-Kommission fortzusetzen und dann Schritt für Schritt auf ausgewählte und abgestimmte Entwicklungen zuzugehen, auf die sich die Mitgliedstaaten und die Bürgerinnen und Bürger geeinigt haben.  Wir werden uns bei der Bewältigung dieser Herausforderungen auf die erfahrenen Akteure in unseren Institutionen verlassen können, sowohl auf die europäischen Beamten, die Abgeordneten des Europäischen Parlaments als auch die Mitgliedstaaten.   

Schließlich sind nach einigen Monaten virtueller Abwesenheit einige Fortschritte bei der Bewältigung des Problems der öffentlichen Gesundheit in Europa erzielt worden: So wurden auf verschiedenen Ebenen gemeinsame Ressourcen zur Lösung des Problems geschaffen, wobei die Unterschiede zwischen den Gesundheitssystemen und ihren Ansätzen in den europäischen Staaten berücksichtigt wurden.  

Dies ist ein Weg, der den europäischen Fortschritt in Zusammenarbeit mit den MS, die ihre Forschung betreiben, fördert und gleichzeitig die zur Lösung dieser Gesundheitskrise erforderlichen Anstrengungen auf internationaler Ebene ausweitet.

Es besteht keine Notwendigkeit für einen autokratischen Prozess oder ein Abdriften autoritärer Macht, deren Ziele nicht sehr klar wären und uns in eine frühere Periode um das 19. Unsere Institutionen, Nationen und Bürger folgen der Kurve des Fortschritts in allen Bereichen, und die Skalen der Wertschätzung von Werten haben sich im Laufe der Jahrzehnte positiv entwickelt, der Einsatz psychologischer oder anderer Techniken zur Rückkehr in die Vergangenheit ist, wie wir wissen, ein professioneller Fehler derer, die solche Methoden anwenden. Lassen Sie uns angesichts dieser egozentrischen Abweichungen wachsam bleiben.

Ich erinnere daran, dass Jesus Christus befreit und heilt; es ist auch eine Dimension!  



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Libertà, salute, sicurezza,

modi di intendere

Trovare un equilibrio tra libertà e sicurezza è una vecchia storia. I paesi totalitari e liberi non hanno una visione comune su questo, tranne naturalmente in casi di estrema necessità, come ad esempio grandi catastrofi naturali o di altro tipo, o anche NBC.

Alcune nazioni i cui leader calcolatori hanno perso la fede, e forse la bussola o anche la professionalità emersa dalla guerra fredda, si stanno confinando.

C'è, tuttavia, un progresso da parte di alcuni capi di Stato, che ascoltano e cambiano il loro modo di pensare, soprattutto quando vengono messi in atto i pieni poteri? Tuttavia, questi poteri mi sembrano inadeguati all'attuale situazione sanitaria e di salute. In effetti, non si tratta di una guerra, l'argomento è sproporzionato, ma di una situazione sanitaria che deve essere affrontata in campo sociale, scientifico, medico, di laboratorio e farmaceutico.

Come ho fatto notare privatamente all'inizio di questo caso, le domande centrali non hanno avuto risposta, la signora Condoleezza Rice ha posto le domande giuste durante la videoconferenza all'Hoover Institute del 14 aprile 2020. Ovviamente abbiamo visto un po' di ripresa da questo intervento.

Ciò solleva la questione della diagnosi e della valutazione.   

Stando così le cose, è inutile provocare altri Stati, come i cinesi, ma risolvere i problemi della cooperazione internazionale.

 L'Europa ha reagito con lentezza, soprattutto a causa del cambio di Commissione dello scorso luglio 2019 e dell'arrivo di molti giovani inesperti negli affari europei, sia al Consiglio europeo che al Parlamento europeo. Il rinnovamento della generazione politica europea è un fatto di cui bisogna tenere conto.  

Anche se il mandato 2019-2024 sta attraversando un periodo di difficoltà iniziali, tutti gli attori delle istituzioni europee hanno ora il dovere di acquisire e valorizzare la loro esperienza per progredire.  Ciò comporta anche una fase di umiltà in relazione alle ambizioni di pochi. I problemi sono ben noti. Prima di tutto, raccomando di continuare il lavoro della Commissione Junker e poi di procedere passo dopo passo verso sviluppi selezionati e votati concordati dagli Stati membri e dai cittadini.  Per affrontare queste sfide potremo contare sull'esperienza degli attori delle nostre istituzioni, sia dei funzionari pubblici europei, sia dei deputati al Parlamento europeo e degli Stati membri.   

Infine, dopo alcuni mesi di assenza virtuale, sono stati fatti alcuni progressi nell'affrontare il problema della sanità pubblica europea: come la creazione di risorse comuni a diversi livelli per risolvere il problema, tenendo conto delle disparità tra i sistemi sanitari e dei loro approcci negli Stati europei.  

Questo è un percorso che aiuta il progresso europeo, in collaborazione con gli SM che stanno facendo la loro ricerca, estendendo a livello internazionale lo sforzo necessario per risolvere questa crisi sanitaria.

Non c'è bisogno di alcun processo autocratico o di una deriva di potere autoritario, i cui obiettivi non sarebbero molto chiari e ci riporterebbero a un periodo precedente, intorno al XIX secolo.

Le nostre istituzioni, le nazioni e i cittadini stanno seguendo la curva del progresso in tutti i campi, e le scale di apprezzamento dei valori si sono evolute positivamente nel corso dei decenni, l'uso di tecniche psicologiche o di altro tipo per tornare al passato che sappiamo essere una colpa professionale da parte di chi usa tali metodi. Rimaniamo vigili di fronte a queste deviazioni egocentriche.

Ricordo che Gesù Cristo libera e guarisce; è anche una dimensione!  


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Liberté, santé , sécurité,

chemins de compréhension

Trouver un équilibre entre liberté et sécurité, vieille affaire. Les pays totalitaires et les pays libres n'ont pas de vision commune à ce propos, sauf évidemment en cas d'extrême nécessité, style catastrophe majeure naturelle ou autre, voire NBC.

Certaines nations dont les responsables calculateurs ont perdu la foi, et peut être la boussole voire le professionnalisme issu de la guerre froide, confinent.

Il y a cependant des progrès de la part de certains chefs d'état, qui sont à l’écoute et évoluent dans leurs façon de penser, en particulier lorsque les pleins pouvoirs sont mis en place, cependant, inadéquats à cette présente situation sanitaire et de santé. En effet il ne s'agit pas d'une guerre, le propos est disproportionné, mais d'une situation sanitaire à régler dans les domaines sociétaux, scientifiques, médicaux, laborantins, et pharmaceutiques.

Comme je l’ai signalé dès le départ de cette affa, ire, les questions centrales ne sont pas répondues, Madame Condoleezza Rice a posé les bonnes questions au cours de la visioconférence à l’Institut Hoover le 14 avril 2020. Évidemment on a vu rebondir certains suite à cette intervention.

Cela pose la question du diagnostic et de l’évaluation  

Ceci étant il est inutile de provoquer d'autres états comme les chinois en la matière, mais de résoudre les problèmes en coopération international.

 L'Europe a mis du temps à réagir, du fait notamment du changement de Commission en juillet dernier, et de l'arrivée de nombreux jeunes inexpérimentés en la matière européenne, aussi bien au Conseil Européen et au Parlement Européen. le renouvellement de la génération politique européenne est un fait dont il faut tenir compte.  

Bien que la mandature 2019-2024 connaisse des ratés au démarrage, l'ensemble des acteurs des institutions européennes, ont maintenant le devoir d'acquérir et de bâtir leur expérience pour progresser.  Cela passe aussi par une phase d'humilité par rapport aux ambitions de quelques-uns. Les problèmes sont connus. Dans un premier temps, je préconise la continuité des travaux de la Commission Junker puis de progresser pas à pas vers des évolutions choisies, et votées, agrées par les EM et les citoyens.  

L'on pourra s'appuyer sur les acteurs expérimentés de nos institutions, aussi bien les fonctionnaires européens que les eurodéputés et les Etats membres pour répondre à ces enjeux.   

L'on note enfin, après quelques mois de quasi absence, quelques progrès face à la problématique de santé publique européenne: comme la mise en place de ressources communes de différents niveaux, pour résoudre le problème en tenant compte des disparités entre les systèmes de santé et leur approches dans les états européens.  

C'est un chemin qui aide au progrès européen , en coopération avec les EM qui font leur recherches, et en prolongeant au niveau international l'effort nécessaire à résoudre cette crise sanitaire.

Il n'est nul besoin de quelque procédé autocratique ou de dérive de pouvoir autoritaire, dont les objectifs ne seraient pas très clairs  et ramèneraient à une période antérieure vers le XIX siècle. Nos institutions , nations et citoyens suivent la courbe du progrès tous domaines, et les échelles d'appréciations des valeurs ont évolué de manière positive avec les décennies, l’emploi de techniques psychologiques ou autres pour revenir au passé que l'on connait est une faute professionnelle de la part de ceux qui utilisent de telles méthodes. Restons vigilants face à ces déviation égocentriques

Je rappelle que Jésus Christ libère et guérit; c'est aussi une dimension!  

 

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Benedict's "Source" to revitalize Europe : - "The World needs Hope", Pope says, calling to relaunch E.U. via Human Rights !

Paris - Lourdes - Strasbourg : 12 - 17 September 2008.

The vital need to re-launch Europe can be succesfully met by defending fundamental Human Rights of the People, said Pope Benedict XVI in his 1st speech in France, at his meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy, who currently chairs the EU.

Sarkozy replied by welcoming Christian and other religions' contribution to indispensable Public Debates on crucial issues which affect Human Dignity, Europe, even Humankind, as BioGenetics.

- "When Europeans will see and personally experience that the inalienable Rights of the Human Person .., those of their free Education, their Family life, their Work, ..their Religious Rights, ..are respected and promoted, then, these Europeans will fully understand the greatness of the European construction and will be actively involved in it", Benedict XVI stressed.

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- "It's important that during France's EU Presidency, there is, indeed, a desire for the Church to contribute to protect Human Person's integrity, and I think that there is also a growing Conscience, beyond any polemics, to defend Human Rights, and, thus, contribute to ensure respect for Human Dignity", added to "EuroFora" the Pope's Spokesman, Vatican's Press Director Federico Lombardi.

- "Nobody really told us here that Lisbon Treaty was good for this or that reason to the People. They only told us that we "had" to ratify it, and tried to scare us, but failed", said 2 Irish pilgrims to "EuroFora", after 2 Majority Abstentions in 1999 and 2004 EU Elections and 3 "NO" to Referenda in France and the Netherlands in 2005, followed by the Irish "No" in 2008, during a Decade of EU Crisis since the controversial Turkey EU- bid (1999-2008).

More than .."224 cases of Murders, Torture, "Disappearancies" or Destructions" by "agents of Turkish Security forces", where all those responsible for so heavy Crimes still remain scandalously unpunished, despite regular condemnations of Ankara by Strasbourg''s European Court of Human Rights from 1996 to 2008, were examined the same week by CoE's Ministers, who decided to launch a fresh call "urging" the Turkish Authorities to end this dangerous "virtual Impunity" of criminals, without comparison to European countries.

- "Why not Ukraine, instead of Turkey ?", asked EuroFora a Journalist from "Kiev : the city where it's enough to cross the streets in order to realize that it's a European town", as Sarkozy recently said, before solemnly declaring this week, together with Ukranian President Jushenko and EU Commission's chair Baroso, EU's "recognition that Ukraine is a fully European Country, linked to Europe by culture and History".

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Europe's "Christian roots" and Values, with "openess and mutual respect" to other cultures and beliefs, were highlighted by Sarkozy in harmony with Benedict XVI.

The Human person should be protected "from his inception until his natural death", added the Pope, faithful to BioEthic principles defended by his predecessor and collaborator, John Paul II, of topical importance in France, Europe and the World today, as Sarkozy announced :

- "Fast and important progres in Genetic Science and procreation raise delicate BioEthical Questions to our Democracies", which "involve our view of Humans and Life, and can lead to Social Mutations. That's why they cannot remain only a business of experts", hestressed.

- "It's Politician's responsibility to set a proper framework for such Public Debates", as "France will do on BioEthics in 2009". "Religious and Philosophic traditions must take part, with their ideas and centuries' long experience : A positive Laicity is an open invitation to Dialogue", he said.

- "France engaged in Europe at another Debate on how to make Financial Capitalism more moral", and the "Social doctrine of the Church fits well what is at stake in modern Globalized Economy"

- "But, a "Real Dialogue is not for an elite of a Globalized world : It penetrates deep into the People : That's why Churches should actively participate : .. It's bringing New Oxygen to Public Debates", stressed Sarkozy.

- "Democracy must not be cut off Reason", which is "compatible with Faith", thanks to "the meeting between Christianism and Greek philosophy ", he added, referring to Pope's views. "It means to advance with logic arguments, search what's best and respect common principles of thinking :... It's an everyday need for Public Administration and the Political Debate", he added.
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Pope Benedict's 1st visit to France looked like the start of a brillant, manifold demonstration that this was well-founded and could become true in the lives of the People : After its Theoretical foundations unfolded at a "speech to the world of Culture", inaugurating Bernadins' cultural centre, and its dogmatic instrument shaped at an address to the Clergy in the Historic Notre Dame' Cathedral, he started to resolutely reach out to the People :

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The move went upwards like Bach's music : Begining with a call to more than fifteen thousand enthousiastic Youngsters gathered at Notre Dame's parvis with overnight celebrations, it gained strength in an impressive open-air Mass at Paris'central Invalides'area facing Alexander III's bridge, attended by more than 150.000 people, French Prime Minister Fillon, many Ministers, Foreign Ambassadors, etc, and culminated in a series of pan-European Mega-meetings at Lourdes 150th anniversary, together with all French Bishops, EU Commission's vice-Chairman Barrot, and some 200.000 enthousiastic People from all over Europe and beyond : After a Sea of Lights astonishingly braved Saturday Night's rain, an open-air mass at riverside fields among Pyrenees' Mountains Sunday Morning, was followed on Monday by a Sea of "Compassion" to those facing Health or Life threats, surrounded by an endless gathering of People, whose gigantic dimensions obviously surprised the organisers..

Meanwhile, Benedict had the occasion to speak to the French Priests at Notre Dame of Paris, and with the Bishops at Lourdes, where they prepare a crucial November plenary meeting, due to take important decisions on imminent EU debates and choices about Europe's identity, BioEthics, etc.
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- "A new way of thinking about Laicity has become necessary", agreed the Pope with President Sarkozy at Elysee. While keeping the "distinction between Politics and Religion, to guarantee Citizens' Liberty", "religion is important for shaping Consciousness and contributing, together with others, to create a basic Ethical Consensus in society".

- "Searching Essential realities", (as "God" for christians), needs "Speech : "Logos" in greek, i.e. Reason", "able to shape a Community","with creative work transforming Human History". But "Dialogue" is instrumental for "Reason", because it's the way to "search" for Truth", in "Liberty", according to Greek Platonic Philosophy, with Socrates' dialectics. "Reason" implies "Spirit and Liberty", hence the polyphonic "Music" of "Dialogue", in a responsible, "well balanced" way, to avoid "destruction".

Starting with a "Dialogue between christians and intellectual or artistic movements" highlighted at Bernardins' Cultural Center. with former Presidents Chirac and Giscard d'Estain, UNESCO's chair Anastassopoulos, etc., as well as representatives of Muslim Communities, (including a separate Turkish), after contacts with Jews at Vatican's Embassy, the Pope turned towards the People :

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To French Priests : "Church built on the rock" !
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- Speaking to thousands of French Priests at Notre Dame's Cathedral, Benedict highlighted a solid "Church built on the Rock" of conscious and active persons, transmitting "a lively, energetic and sharp" "God's Speech, actively working on Human History".

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"Praying together" with "representatives of Christian Churches and ecclesiastic communities", (as Orthodoxes, Armenians, Protestants, etc), he called "to reinforce the Unity of the church", against "any form of Division", around Holy Spirit', "the Word","Christ's Justice", and "Love" to fellow- humans : Essentials which "resume all holy scripts", as he said.

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To Young People : "New Horizons"
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To some 15.000 enthousiastic Young People at Notre Dame's parvis, along Seine's river, Benedict spoke about "the Energy of the Holy Spirit" and "the Mystery of the Cross" : - "The Holy Spirit opens New Horizons to Human Intelligence .. and makes it conscious of the real greatness of Christ's sacrifice, dying and resurecting for World's life".

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Some "may slander you as crazy, laugh at you, or even persecute you. But, "the Holy Cross is a symbol of God's love", and "givesmoral strength" : "Witness of People's pains, it's at the same time, a precious, unique expression of their Hopes", he told them at Paris' dawn.

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Invalides' plateau : "People chosen to become God's friends"
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At the 1st open-air Mass in Paris' center area of Invalides, facing the Grand Palais, along the river Seine, during an impressive gathering of more than 150.000, French Prime Minister Fillon, Ministers Alliot-Marie, Bachelot, Dati, Jouyet, Assembly's President Accoyer, Senate's Chair Poncelet, former 1st Lady Bernadette Chirac, former Prime Minister Raffarin, many foreign Ambassadors, and other political personalities were present. (While earlier, from the Socialist opposition, Paris' Mayor Delanoye, artist Robert Hussein a.o. assisted at the Elysee meeting).

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But the "Entry Song" focused on the "People chosen to become God's Friends". The September 11 mass was Dedicated to "Saint Chrysostomus, that great priest of Constantinople", with his "wonderful eloquence and great courage to face challenges", who "made out of despaired and godless people, a people of brothers", opening a possibility to "become all one complete entity", as Pope Benedict reminded.

- "Reason never enters in real contradiction with Faith", stressed Pope Benedict, who prepared his speeches for France during a short Summer rest at Brixen/Bressanone's Seminar, whose Library honors both "Faith and Science".. - "We must use not only our Reason, but also our Faith" : "Get away from Idolatry", "cupidity", "avidity for money, power or even knowledge deviating from essential aims", and other "falses appearances". and "build your Home on the Rock", "with the force that Holy Spirit gives to those who let it act in them", he said to the People of Paris.

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Benedict at Lourdes : - "Become Light (even) in the Dark !"
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- "Our World needs Hope", stressed Pope Benedict, addressing an impressive TorchLight procession at Lourdes' sanctuaries, where a Sea of Lights held by Hundreds of Thousands of People gathered at Pyrenee's Mountains from all over Europe astonishingly kept their flames despite a heavy Rain at a windy Dark Night...

- "150 years earlier (1858 - 2008), ..here, in the cave, ... a simple young girl, Bernadette .. saw a Light". "The everyday life of her Family was, however, made of Misery, Sadness, Sickness, Misunderstandings, Rejection and Poverty... It was hard to live in Jail". Today, "we think to all Human Beings who suffer : The innocent Victims who face Violence, War, Terrorism, Hunger, Injustices, Catastrophes, Hate and Oppression, Violations of Human Dignity and of their fundamental Rights, of their Liberty to act and think. We also think to those who face Familial problems, sufferings from Unemployment, Sickness, Infirmity, Isolation, or their situation as Immigrants, without forgetting those who suffer and die for the name of Christ", he said.

- "But the Shadows of the Earth, did not hinder Sky's Light to shine : <<The Light shines in the Dark>>" ..."A Way full of Light opens in Human History even in its Darkest moments" : ..."As Night falls, Christ tels us : <<- Keep your Lamps alight !>>."Hold a Light while walking in the Night .. sums up our condition as Christians on their way : "We need light, and we are called to become Light !", Benedict stressed to People setting in motion Lights, Flags and Songs with enthousiasm.

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"<<- She looked at me as a Person, who speaks to another Person>>, the poor girl had noted."Light emerges from such a Dialogue", stressed the Pope : "A small Flame called Hope, Compassion and Tenderness dwells inside those who return after being moved by Lourdes' experience". "Christ .. entrusts us with the Mission to let the Light of Charity shine : To make of our Prayers an Act of Love to our brothers and to Fraternal Charity", he concluded.

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