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Vatican envoy Mgr Giordano: EU needs Resurrection, Courage for New Search +real Christian Humanism

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Montag, 17 Januar 2011
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Together with EU Commission's vice-President Tajani, who prepares to speak tomorrow at EU Parliament on GALILEO Satellite Navigation System High-Tech, as well as many CoE's Ambassadors/Permanent Representatives and other CoE Officials , including even "Laic" countries as France, or mainly Christian Orthodox countries as Cyprus, Russia, etc., and not only predominantly Catholic countries such as Poland, Malta, Italy, etc,  but also Thousands of various other People at Strasbourg's huge Cathedral, filled with Songs on Historic Saints from all EU Countries, from Sweden and the UK up to Cyprus and Spain, through Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, etc., Vatican's PanEuropean envoy, Permanent  CoE observer, Mgr. Aldo Giordano, an Italian Dr. of Philosophy educated at German Universities, marked with an unexpectedly sharp, but also Human, Homelie the 1st "Mass for Europe" in years, celebrated today at the beginning of EU Parliament's 2011 introductory Plenary session in Strasbourg.

(See "EuroFora"s relevant earlier publication).


    Europe needs Resurrection, and many People are currently, courageously starting a New Search for a real Christian Humanism in a New Europe, in order to avoid the risk to fall into the trap of another, "much Longer Night" of "Death of God", even worse than in the Horrible Past of Nazism/Fascism and/or abusive Stalinism disrespecting Human Dignity, he said in substance.

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    - Those who claimed too early that .. "God is Dead", as Nietzsche, ... died before Him, and even before the oldest Christian Pope of their own era who survived  : As f.ex. famous Pope Leo XIII, who lived up to 1903, aged more than 93 years old (1910-1903), i.e. three more years than Nietzsche, dead back in 1900, aged only 56 years old (1944-1900), Giordano hinted, reminding an Historic Pope who wrote many works also on topical Political ideas, since his landmark "Rerum Novarum"...


    - But, during a "Century of Totalitarisms, we experienced (even in Europe) what it really means a World withoud God", reminded Giordano, obviously pointing mainly to the inhuman atrocities of Concentration and Extermination Camps, Gulag, etc., (even if it might be true that they were not equal in Horror against Human Rights)...


    Therefore, he turned upside down the negative presentation that Nietzsche had initially made of "a Madman who goes around holding a Light even in the middle of the Day, and asking  : "Where is God ?", just to get the hard answer : - "He's Dead. We killed him !"..


    - On the contrary, "Now, we see the awakening of a  New Search", for a Meaning in Life, which could "not exist" in a kind of "Humanism without God", but only with and in Him, Giordano observed, refering here also to the most recent among Pope Benedict's  masterworks  : the 6/2009 Encyclique "Caritas in Veritate" ("Love in Truth").


    + But, at the same time, "as Europeans, we should also be concerned with what happens all around the World", he added, speaking not only of Europe's Historic vocation towards Universalism, but also of Topical issues: - "F.ex., the emergence of China and/or India, and its  social, political and cultural consequences", Giordano pointed out.


    ++ Even more important that the previous, GeoPolitical challenge, the Crucial Questions raised today by new, but urgent needs to find a just balance for "Human" values, vis a vis "Scientifico-Technical Reason", call for more "Courage, to Search anew God", as he said.


    - Otherwise, today, another "Death of God" (Comp. supra), could provoke "a longer Night, extending much more, and more further away", he warned, (f.ex. given the gigantic developments in Genetic, Brain and other Technologies penetrating deep inside Human persons, which obviously add also new dangers of eventual abuses).


    - Therefore, Mgr Giordano invited to "recognize the cry of Christ Crucified, in the face of all Human beings who suffer".

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    + But also to "recognize Christ's Resurrection in a New Europe", reconciled and taking care of the poor, without "throwing new wine in old cups", because, contrary to those who attempt to find a "Terminal stage" for Christianism, in fact, "Christianism is very Young", and "the Real Question is : - When Christianism will really Start ?"


    However, in front of manifold, often hard, today's challenges, it certainly needs a lot of Faith to believe, as Mgr Giordano invited us, that EU Citizens could simply "entrust" Europe "in the hands of Christ, and let Him surprise us", as he optimisticaly concluded ...


  Trust Christ, is one thing. But abandon Him alone, is another, very differend, thing. Therefore, at least actively offer to sincerely Help Him, seems urgently needed, considering Europe's challenges..

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(See also earlier "EuroFora"s Publication, with a brief statement by Vatican's Envoy, as well as from the Head of France's Christian Catholic Church, Mgr. Vingt Trois, and several mentions to Pope Benedict's ideas)

(NDLR : This DraftNews is due to be updated, rectified and/or completed asap).

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(Opinion).

 In Democracy, the forthcoming choices for EU's Top Jobs, as the New EU Parliament's President, new EU Commission's President (+ probably EU Council's President, EU Foreign Minister, etc) should be made according to EU Citizens' Votes in June 7, 2009 European Elections, and main EU Governments' strategic policies.

At the heart of the biggest EU Countries, in France and Germany, EU Citizens clearly voted for a renovated, non-technocratic but Political Europe based on Values, declared explicitly incompatible with Turkey's controversial EU bid.

This main choice was also supported in several other small or medium EU Countries, such as Austria (cf. promise of a Referendum), Spain (cf. EPP program's reservations vis a vis Enlargment), etc., while EPP Parties won also in Poland, Hungary, Cyprus, etc.

In other Countries, whenever Governing coalitions didn't make these choices or eluded them, continuing to let a Turkish lobby push for its entry into the EU, they paid a high price, and risked to damage Europe, by obliging EU Citizens to massively vote for euro-Sceptics whenever they were the only ones to offer a possibility to promise  real change and oppose Turkey's demand to enter into the EU :

It's for this obvious reason that British UKIP (IndDem) succeeded now (after many statements against Turkey's EU bid) to become Great Britain's 2nd Party, unexpectedly growing bigger even than the Governing Labour Party, as well as the Liberal party  ! Facts prove that it's not an isolated phenomenon : A similar development occured in the Netherlands, where Geert Wilders "Party for Freedom" (PVV) became also the 2nd biggest in the country, (after EPP), boosting the chances of a politician who had withdrawn in 2004 from an older party "because he didn't agree with their position on Turkey". And in several other EU Member Countries, even previously small parties which now focused on a struggle against Turkey's controversial demand to enter in the EU, won much more or even doubled the number of their MEPs (fex. Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, etc).

On the contrary, whenever Socialist and oher parties were explicitly or implicitly for Turkey's controversial EU bid, they obviously lost Citizens' votes and fell down to an unprecedented low.

In consequence, EU Citizens clearly revealed their main political choices, in one way or another : They voted to change for less Bureaucracy, but more Politics and Values in a Europe really open to EU Citizens, but without Turkey's controversial EU bid.

Recent political developments are obviously different from the old political landscape which existed in the Past of 1999-2004, when Socialists based on Turkish 1% vote governed undisputed not only in Germany, but also in the UK, Greece and elsewhere, France followed old policies decided when it had been divided by "cohabitation", before the 3 "NO" to EU  Referenda since May 2005, before Merkel, before Sarkozy, etc.... before the surprises of 7 June 2009 new EU Elections.

If the current candidates to the Top EU jobs promise and guarantee to respect People's democratic choices, OK.

Otherwise, Europe must find new candidates, really motivated and able to implement these democratic choices of the People.

The beginning of crucial, final Decisions are scheduled for the 1st EU Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg, in the middle of July, and they could be completed towards the October session, when Lisbon Treaty's fate will have been fixed.


See relevant Facts also at : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/2009electionsandturkey.html
http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/daulelections.html
http://www.eurofora.net/brief/brief/euroelectionresult.html

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