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Macron tackled by MPs on Nature Polluting, as he slams Trump for droping 2015 Paris Climate Deal

Written by ACM
Friday, 02 June 2017

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Macron was loudly bashing Trump for withrawing the US from the  2015 Paris' Climate Deal (negotiated by his Predecessor, Obama), that he accused to be a "Mistake" against "Environment", "BioDiversity", etc, at the same time, in an unprecedented move, Representatives from All main Political Parties, urged to drop a Series of Authorisations, given by Macron, to Foreign Mining Companies, denouncing Risks to Harm Natural Environment, Disfigure Landscapes, undermine Agriculture and Tourism Jobs, empoison Fields and Water sources, damage Human Health, etc.

Trump, by doing so, notoriously Kept a Pre-Electoral Promise, on the basis of which, the American People Voted him as New US President on November 2016. While, on the Contrary, the French People practicaly Ignored that Macron had given that Series of 6 Controversial Concessions to Foreign Mining Companies, for the 1st Time in Decades, when he had been briefly Appointed as Minister of Economy (by former "Socialist" French President Hollande) back on 2014-2015.

Related Facts are so Surprisingly "Hot" (as we shal See Infra), that various Sources have even Raised (apparently Legitimate) Questions about the possible existence, or not, of an Equivalent Controversy, on 2017 in France, as about ...Seth Rich's non-ellucidated yet Murder case, on 2016 in the USA, drawing a parallel between DNC, Podesta and Hillary's "Wikileaks" and "Macron-Leaks", because of some Striking Similarities and Coincidences with anOther, UnExpected and ill-elucidated "brutal Death", of en even More Important "Key" Personality in France, mutatis-mutandis...

Macron Accused Trump, twice, to make a "Mistake" on the Climate Issue which can provoke (according to his 2 official Press Releases), even "Hunger, ...Uncontrolled Migrations, ...Wars, .... the Disappearance of Archipelagos and Seaside Cities", etc, as he claimed. In their Open Letter, published at several Mainstream Médias, (f.ex. "Le Monde", "Europe1", etc), "Representatives of the Entire Political Spectrum",  (i.e. the 6 Bigger Parties of France, with the Only Exception of the declining "Socialists") in the Crucial Forthcoming Legislative Elections of 11 and 18 June 2017, at the most directly concerned Region : that of Northern Brittany, express their "strong Determination to Defend this Land against the Risks of Mining Exploitation to the Detriment of the Environment, Agriculture and other Economic Activities, as well as People's Health".

Trump's "White House" official Press Communiqué explicitly Promised that "America remains Committed ...to Robust Efforts to Protect the Environment", a "Strong Record in Reducing Emissions" and in "the Development of Clean Energy Technology", as well as for the US to become "the Cleanest and most Environmentaly Friendly Country on Earth", as it said. He also "Agreed to continue Dialogue, and strengthen Cooperation on Environmental ...Issues, going Forward".

On the Contrary, Macron's "Elysée" Palace Press Communiqué stressed his Refusal to "ReNegotiate a less ambitious Agreement. Never", and launched a "Call" to "Stick to the (2015) Paris Deal", "withOut Yielding on Anything". As for the Issues about Environment and Concessions to foreign Mining Companies in Brittany and elsewhere in France, Macron had reportedly spoken, in the Past, for Concertation between all stakeholders, including affected People, but, in fact, "Despite the Opposition (from various Political Representatives), ...(and) the Strong Involvement of the Population", still "Today, those (Controversial, Mining research/exploitation) Projects go forward, by Forcing, in dark Opacity, in Contempt of Elementary Rules about Independent Evaluations of Environmental Risks, and (withOut) Democratic Concertation", as the 6 Political Representatives Open Letter Denounced.Last, but not least, Even if Both Trump and Macron spoke earlier Together by Phone on that Climate Issue, as well as with German Chancellor Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Jr., etc., nevertheless, while Trump spoke also with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, curiously, Macron did Not.


    But, in the few Next Days Macron even phoned to controversial Turkish President Erdogan to ensure his "commitment" to the Paris 2015 controversial Deal on Climate, and found enoughTime to make a Dubious "Joke" about Poor Comorian People's attempts to cross the Borders on unstable make-shift tiny boats, which have reportedly costed more than 1.200 Deaths... (His staff reportedly presented its Excuses, later-on, in reply to critical Medias' questions).

As for the Mininig projects' Controversy vis a vis Natural Environment and People's Health, Macron's currently competent Ministers : Le Maire for Economy, and Hulot for Environment, reportedly, had Not Yet contacted, nor Replied to the 6 concerned Representatives of all mainstream Political Parties, until now, Neither vis a vis the Protesting NGOs and/or affected People. Only a previous oral promise, by phone, from one of the concerned Ministers : Hulot, to just 1 among the committed Politicians, reportedly highlighted a possibility for, at least, "an Independent Assessment" to be eventualy made, in unknown conditions, at an undetermined moment in the Future.
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    Concerning Employment, Variscon highlighted the eventual creation of some 500 (or 150 in 20-30 years  !) new Jobs, but avoided to speak about those that would be Destroyed and/or undemined by such an operation. However, meanwhile, the reasons for Kidnapping a French agent of a Canadian Mining Company in Congo, whose Liberation (by the Congolese army) had been anounced by Macron during the recent G7 Summit, consisted, (according to mainstream International Medias), mainly to the fact that Local Populations were upset because that Company had Not kept its Promises to Give Jobs to People living there, but, on the Contrary, brought Posted Workers, and didn't yet help create a Health Center for the Inhabitants, as it had said before getting an Authorisation for Mining Exploration there : I.e., precisely this kind of Topical Data which fuel also French People's above-mentioned Concerns f.ex. in Brittany region, (Comp. Supra).


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However, the Undeniable Importance of that "Foreign Mininig Companies v. Natural Environment and Local Population" issue, certainy deserves better :
- Just the 6 or 7 Mining Exploration Licences that a Foreign, Astralian Mining Company, "Variscan", has already been Given by Macron (as f. Minister : Comp. Supra), for the First Time in the History of France during the last Decades, are of a Duration of 5 Years each, Renewable Twice, extend throughout a Wide Range of Metals : Copper, Lead, Zinc and Nickel, Gold and Silver, Tin and Tungsten deposits, including 7 Geographic Areas in Brittany region, which cover about 1.831 km2, and affect several Hundreds of Villages


The 6 Representatives from All Big Political Parties who wrote that Open Letter to Macron's Government (Comp. Supra) are just the Tip of the Iceberg : Much More MPs are, in fact, involved, in one way or another, throughout all the 7 Areas concerned by those controversial Licences for Mining Exploration/Exploitation which have been given by Macron to that Australian Company, in Addition to at least 4 Specialized NGOs, until now : "Attention Mines", "Vigil'Oust Merleac", and "Alternatives-ProjetsMiniers", etc., which have already mobilized a recently Growing big Number of People, Many Popular Demonstrations, etc.


Amidst the various Concerns is also the Fact that, Brittany's Economy Based largely on Agriculture, Food Production, and "Green" Tourism, is Threatened to perish, since Farmers risk to become Unable to Survive with their Lands, because of "Chemical products used" by Mining Companies, while also Tourists, to whom they use to Lend Chambers or Houses, will No more accept to visit Disfigured Landscapes affected by Mining operations. Moreover, "Farmers are currently Short of Water, particularly during recent Heatwaves. But Mining activities consume a lot of Water. Where will they Find it ?", the Regional Press wonders, while pointing allso to Sanitary Risks on Plant, Animal and Human Health. F.ex., the French National Office for Geological and Mining Research ("BRGM"), had already made an Inventory of Metal Resources in Brittany, as early as  between "1958 and 1981". But, in an Official Report of 1982, on the "Monitoring of the Real Results of Mining Exploration" at some of these areas, BRMG concluded that "the Mining Prospection operations had Significant Consequences on the Environment", including, mainly, "Alterations of the status of UnderGround Water" sources...


However, even Today, the Foreign Company "Variscon", reportedly "Refuses to reveal the Chemical Products used for Mining Exploration operations, Claiming that this would be an Industrial Secret", denounced the President of NGO "Attention Mines", Claire Mériaux, according to Local "LaVoidDuNord" Newspaper. Moreover, on the 5th of May 2017, a prior Demand of one among the most involved and active, dissident NGOs : "Vigil-oust Merleac", vainly Asked to assist at an Important Meeting between that Foreign Mining Company and the Public Authorities, about its imminent Projects for Exploration/Exploitation, which was, finaly, Rejected then, i.e. at the Eve of the Final, 2nd Round of the Presidential Elections of 2017, (snatched by Macron, in very Particular Circonstances, and even with an Exceptional Minority of Registered Voters, which gave to the Forthcoming Legislative Elections of June 11 - 18, an unusualy Crucial Political Importance : See at : .....).


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People's Questions + Facts on eventual Seth Rich - Corinne Erhell resembling Tragedies, eve of US + French Presidential Elections 2016 + 2017 :
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This Conflict also occured, by a incredible "Coincidence", at the very ...Same Day that Macron's No 1 Specialist on Interet/CyberSecurity, and Political Ally, MP Corinne Erhell (whose Constituency is located at the same area of "Cotes-d'Armor", at Northern Brittany, in which Popular Protests against that Mining Company's operations were culminating : Comp. Supra), suddenly ..."Died brutaly", allegedly by a "Heart Failure", aged only 49 years and looking in good Shape, while Speaking in the Last Pubic Meeting of that top Electoral Campain, right in the middle of the infamous "Macron-Leaks" Scandal rocking then the World Wide Web, and while Various (at "Twitter", "4span" and other "Forums", etc), raised Questions about her Unexpected Death's possible resemblance with the Tragic Death, Last Year in the USA, of DNC emails suspected Whistle-Blower, Seth Rich, which, curiously, still remains UnExplained until Today, despite "Wikileaks" Head Assange's call and even Money Award anounced for whoever would provide Informations allowing to Find and Punish those Responsible for Rich's brutal Death...


MP Corinne Erhell, (who had Drafted Many Reports for the French National Assembly on Internet, EU Digital Strategy on TeleCommunications, CyberSecurity, etc), was also at anOther "direct Opposition to Macron", recently, due also to Environment/Natural Ecology issues and Mining : Indeed, she was Famous for her Strong Refusal of anOther Mining Company's plans to Explore and Exploit Sea Sand at the Seaside around her own HomeCity : Lannion, Brittany's Local Médias reminded Nowadays.

Macron chose to speak about Erhell only 2 or 3 Days Later, at a Meeting with his pre-electoral Staff scheduled to "Thank" and say "Good Bye" to those that he fired, using the Word "Bitter Fate" in order to describe her unexpected and ill-elucidated, brutal Death. At her Funeral, later that same week, Macron also Surprized several observers by repeatedly using in Public the unusual, or even inadequate Wording "a Bite by Fate", refering to the 49 y.o. Victim's sudden and abnormal Death.


+ By another yet, incredible Coincidence, Erhell's HomeTown and MP Constitency at Lannion, is also the area where 2 Strategic UnderSea Telecommunication Cable Networks, for Inter-Continental links between Europe and the USA, are located, (as well as an "International CyberSecurity" High-Tech center, full of competent Businesses and Experts, including France's Biggest Telecom Company "Orange"s Research Labos, Scandinavian "Nokia"s Global CyberSecurity HQ, etc). To the point that, as revealed by a "Wikileaks" publication, earlier, that area hosts one among the Most Important, International Infrastructures of Vital Strategic Importance for USA's own Economy, Defense and Security, which needs adequate Monitoring, according to a relevant CIA emailed Report leaked.


But that ill-elucidated, unexpected, sudden Death of key MP Corinne Erhell, Macron's Specialist on Internet, right at the Eve of the Final Round of the French Presidential Elections, and at the Same Moment that "Macron-Leaks" uproar Culminated, (about alleged Massive Leaks at the Internet of Emails from Macron's campain Team), occured also at the Suburbs of a City (Guingamp) situated almost Between 2 local Hotspots of the parallel Controversy about Mining Projects by Foreign Company "Variscon", opposed by a Growing Number of People near Erhell's own Constituency at "Côtes d'Armor" a.o. Brittany areas : "Merleac" and "Loc Envel", (Comp. Supra, and See relevant MAP, attached herewith).


++ And, by another "Coincidence", (one More, in a Case, which, already has much...), it's also Near the area of Erhell's sudden Death, and even Closer to the "Hottest" point of Popular protests against those Controversial Foreign Mining Company's Exploration/Exploitation plans, (Comp. Supra), i.e. towards the "Merleac" area, that anOther Woman was, suddenly found Brutaly Killed, immediately after the 2nd Round of Presidential Elections  (early May), after having been, reportedly, Kidnapped and "Disappeared" at the Eve of the 1st Round of those same Presidential Elections, back towards the End of April :


- Claire Bouchau, a Young, 35 years old Mother, working as Public Hospital Nurse, violently Killed with a Knife, her body Hidden in an Abandoned Farm House, who was also Sister of an Independent "Green" Representative elected at Brittany's Regional Assembly, and former Sister-in-Law of a Local MP who had recently joined Macron, De Rugy (before he Separates from her Sister, who had been his Wife in the Past) : I.e. that Same MP who was, (by still anOther "Coincidence"), also at the Side of Corinne Ehrell, when she suddenly Died, by an unknown cause, and in a Exceptionaly intense Political Context (made of "Macron-Leaks", 1st round of French Presidential Elections, Foreign Mining Company's controversy, etc.: Comp. Supra)...


This Might be, or Not, really Relevant to all or, at least some among those Other key Facts already Mentioned Supra. But, at any case, had to be mentioned in this Case, as it has several Points in common, (f.ex., Locations, Personal Relations, Dates, etc), and has Not yet been elucidated.

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+++ More Recently, while Dissident Mayors, Opposed to that Foreign Mining Company's controversial plans, authorized by Macron, are notoriously Trying to Protect their Territories from any such Mining Exploration operation, including by OutLawing relevant Plane Over-Flights by "Variscan", (which Reacted by lodging a Complaint to the Courts asking to Impose a Heavy Fine on those recacitrant Municipalities, in order to Oblige them to accept its Over-Flights), suddenly, a Municipal Counselor of a Nearby City in Brittany, is ...brutaly Killed by an UnExplained yet Fall of his personal Airplane.


Young and Strong, aged just 35 y.o., (and Flying at the Same Time that his Father also did, nearby), Nicolas Le Borgne, who was Guiding himself his own small Airplane, a Fan of AirFlights and even Professional AirFlight Technician, was, this Time, Heading, from his Town where he had been Elected Municipal Counselor : Dinan, (near Saint Malo), in a Direction pointing towards the most Contested Area of that Mining Company's controversial Exploration/Exploitation plans, (i.e. towards his South-East, nose eyeing the Neighbouring Merleac area's surroundings : See MAP).

Just on May 2017, a NGO involved in Local People's struggle against Mines, denounced the Fact that several eyewitnesses had seen and Photographed Helicopters apparently equiped with GeoProspection tools, suspected to prepare Mining Exploration operations for "Variscan" Company. It had also asked Help in order to Spot on Time and Monitor any such possible new Violation of Dissident Villages' Airspace by agents of that Mining Company, and Alert all those involved, in such a case. 


Since the Cause of such an Exceptional Deadly Air Crash has Not yet been Established, the competent Attorney is due to Make an Investigation, local Médias reported.


Once again : This supplementary Fact might, eventualy, have some relation, whatever, with that Mining Conflict affair, (Comp. Supra), or Not at all. It is just Noted here, obviously Because of the Relevant Over-Flight Quarel, (Comp. Supra).


+ By the way, concerning Both this, and All the Other, Various, above-Mentioned Incidents, which appear, more or less related to the Main Affair cited here, (i.e. that Controversial Foreign Mining Company's disputed plans : Comp. Supra), it's certainly Interesting to Note also the Fact that, the Competent Attorney who might, eventualy, Open, or Not, any Official Investigations in All or Part of these Cases, i.e. that Headquartered at Brest City, in Britany, has just been ...Transfered into anOther Region of France !


Therefore, his Successor, will have to be Chosen, soon, by ...Macron himself, (who has snatched, meanwhile, the Top Presidential job, in the Exceptional Cicumstances already described Supra)...


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>>> Meanwhile, at least for the Time being, the Leadeship of "Variscon", the Australian Mining Company, reportedly declared to mainstream French Media (as "Le Monde", "Europe1", etc), that they Intend to rather keep things Quiet, during the present Pre-Electoral Period for the Vote of New MPs in the French National Assembly, the 11 and 18 June 2017, in order "Not to throw Fuel on the Fire", as they characteristicaly said, obviously referring to the current Popular Reactions against Mine Prospectiona/Explorations authorized by Macron, (Comp. Supra).

But, the Mining Company's Leaders intend to "meet the Press" after the ..."19th of June", (i.e. right at the Aftermath of the forthcoming, Crucial, Parliamentary Elections). And "we are Not going to Renounce to our Rights !", warns CEO Bonnemaison, who plans to "Launch the Drillings" only Later this Summer 2017...


So that, Fearing that some might just Pretend to Halt the controversial Mining operations Only during the Electoral Period, but Attack immediately Afterwards, the People Opposed to those Mines prepare themselves for a Legal Battle, and Organise a peaceful Resistance on the spot, f.ex. with various "Early Warning" and/or "Alert" practical mechanisms, etc.


At any case, "it's Indispensable to Abrogate those (6) Authorisations" for Mining Prospection/Exploitation, previously given to that Foreign Company by Macron (Comp. Supra), Dissident NGOs insist, in Conclusion.

>>> For that purpose, the Best (if not the Only) Guarantee, isn't, precisely, to Urgently Ensure a crystal-clear Political Message in the forthcoming Results of the present, Crucial Legislative Elections ?...


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=> For an UnPronouncable ..."MPGA" (sic !),


or, Simply, a clear : "MEGA" ?
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In other Words, to put it in a nutshell, French People, f.ex. of Brittany's region, seem Eager to Avoid ...Tricky and uncontrolled Floating accross the "Planets", as Macron notoriously evoked, by paraphrasing now Trump's Famous "Make America Great Again" (Akka: "MAGA", into a : "Make our Planet Great Again" (Akka : "MPGA"), on the occasion of the 2015 Paris Climate Deal, (Comp. Supra).


=> Instead, those French People seem to Prefer adopt a more steady, Safely Grounded, and "Grass-Roots" stance :

- I.e. "Make our EARTH Great Again !"

Akka, a Crystal-Clear :  "MEGA".

At least, it's, naturaly, Easier to pronounce, than Macron's "MPGA" (Comp Supra) ....

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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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