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Hands Off Pope Francis ! 3rd Clash in a Row v. Christians' faith on BioEthical Values ?..

Written by ACM
Thursday, 15 July 2021

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- For a 3rd Time in a Row, controversial Politicians (including Foreign Interferences, as from an USA's Establishment, etc) Clashed with Catholic Christians and other People up to the level of the Pope, apparently taken even personaly as Target of Attacks by a Shameless Lobby of Dark Interests. But enough is enough  : Nobody is going to be fuled again in a probable Dirty War, skipping Open Dialogue and Crystal-clear Democratic Debate, to the Detriment of People's elementary Human Rights and Freedoms !

In Brief, to put it in a Nutshell :

-  Already John-Paul II had been practicaly pushed to Death, by a "Coincidence", just After Succeeding to Boost, at New York, a landmark UNO's General Assembly Resolution against all forms of Human Clonning by doubtful Genetic Manipulations, as early as Since 2004-2005, and while he was, as it seems, Expected to re-Visit EU and CoE Institutions in Europe, apparently including on relevant Topical Issues of BioEthics.

+ This was Followed, since 2009 up to 2012, apparently by a Series of various Aggresions, Initialy against his successor (and former Long-Time close Colaborator), now Pope Emerite Benedict XVI, Starting just After a Delicate Meeting with Former POTUS Barack Hussein Obama, Soon after his Controversial 1st Measure : to Allow Genetic Manipulations on Human Embryos, (that his Predecessor, former US President GWBush had Promised and kept Twice Prohibited), when Benedict just Published his Encyclic "Caritas in Veritatis", with a Stern Warning against Dengers to Humanity by possible Abuses of such Technologies : Immediately Afterwards he was even Physicaly Hit 2 Times in UnPrecedented Incidents, once by allegedly Falling overNight (sic !) and Seriously Wounding his Right Hand, to which was Added, Only 1,5 Month Later, Also by a Physical Assault from an apparently Mentaly Unstable Person during a Mass, (which was So Violent that it threw him on the Ground and Broke the Leg Bones of an important French Cardinal, who was Hospitalized). This was Soon Followed, from 2010, by an, also UnPrecedented, Notorious Big and systematic Slandering of the Catholic Church, at an International level, about alleged, Fake, EZxagerated or Real alleged Abuses of Children or Young Men in the Past ... Decades :  including 30, 40 or even More Years ago, (while, on the Contrary, Similar Problems in various Other Organisations (f.ex. Education, Politics, Economy, Medias, Sport, etc., were, Curiously, Ignored or Downgraded)... Finaly, a mainly 2011-2012 Direct Series of Harsh Personal Threats and/or Attacks against Benedict hjimself, Covert, Leaked or Apparent, (Including alleged Plots to Brutaly Oust or Neutralize him), Ceased Only with his Surprizing Retirement (Officialy attributed to "Health" reasons) on 2013... But Even Afterwards, around 2019, when was Published a New Biographical Book including Conversations with a Journalist, Excetionaly, its Translations were either Hindered or Curtailed, Skipping the Post-2009 Events on BioEthics, etc., to the point that he Denounced Attempts to Muzzle him, mainly Because he was "Opposed to the artificial Fabrication of Humans in Labos", ... (See, inter alia, Also, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/massforeurope.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/lombardionbenedictcontacts.html, + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/benedicthealthandbioethics.html, etc).

++ His successor, current Pope Francis, who has Chosen a Symbolic Name in reference to Saint Francis of Assisi, "Patron of Ecology" according to John-Paul II, including Natural Environment, Plants, Animals, etc, and Pleaded from the outset for a "profound respect for the entire Creation", as he stressed since the 1st week of his election, both to the Press and Ambassadors at the Vatican, (16 - 22 March 2013), making a landmark call "to pay special attention to the most Important issue of Respect for Human Life from the moment of Conception", in order "to guarantee Embryos' legal Protection, safeguarding everyz Human being from the very first moment of his or her existence", and inviting to join Vatican's relevant activities all "those who have at heart the Defence of the Sacred Nature of Human Life", when he made Also some Landmark Statements in favor of the UnBorn Children's Lives, after a Visit of a Symbolic Monument in South Korea ("Garden of Unborn Children"), on 2014.  just a few Days after he was handed a "1st Draft" on his forthcoming Encyclic on Environment : "Not an Easy issue", "Because (of) the Protection of Creation, and the ... Human Ecology", where he intends to "go to the Essence" of things, as he anounced at his Return Trip back from South Korea to the Vatican on August 18, Suddenly,  by a surprising, Tragic coincidence, a Deadly Incident, only a few Hours later, (overNight towards early Tuesday, August 19), in his Bithplace Argentina, brutaly Killed the Wife and two Children (a Baby aged just 8 Months and a 2 years old kid) of his deceased Brother's Son, Emmanuel Horacio Bergoglio, who was seriously injured and operated in a Hospital, after his car was crushed by a Heavy Truck, coming from "Cordoba" Region, where a Collective of People supported by the Local Christian Community etc. had just won the 1st part of a Legal Struggle against notorious USA Multinational Company "Monsanto"'s plan to start producing there some "Genetically Modified" Corn Seeds, whose GMOs were accused for Risks to eventually provoke "Cancers" and even "Genetic Mutations", "Abortions", etc. mainly against Pregnant Women and their Embryos, in an affair estimated up to 5 Billions $, (See, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/peopleandbishopsonnaturalfamily.html, etc).

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>>> And Nowadays, on 4 July 2021, Pope Francis, just after Exceptionaly sending his Vatican's "Prime Minister" (State Secretary) to the CoE in Strasbourg, Including on BioEthics, (See : Reply to "Eurofora"s Question at a Press Conference in : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/vaticanpmparolintoefonbioethicsandeurope.html, etc), at the Same Time that in a Landmark "Angelus" at Rome He Called to "be Open to Novelty, Open to God's Surprizes", even "when God may be Hidden in a Simple Man", as well as to "Please, doN't Forget to Pray for Me", and Announced a Forhcoming Visit to Hungary together with (a longer in) in Slovakia, the 1st on the occasion of the "International Eucharistic Congress", allowing to Meet with embattled Prime Minister Victor Orban, (a strong Defensor of Human Embryo against Genetic Manipulations, but currenly Attacked by a Part of EU Bureaucrats on a Law against Homosexual + TransSexual Propaganda to underage Children, making EU Commission Delay Recovery Funds, Needed also for Public Health Measures Saving Human Lives, After having Earlier Delayed even ...EU-Authorized Vaccines, Obliging Hungary to use Russian and Chinese Vaccines, which Helped spectacularly Restrict the Virus recently : See f.ex. at http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/coeslamsviruspassrisks.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/loiliberticideimpassesanitaire.html, etc).

 

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+This was Added right in the Middle of a "Hot" Dispute with the Current Minority Government of the "Left" in Italy, on a Controversial Draft Law about Alleged "HomoPhobia", Threatening to Heavily Oppress mainly Christian Catholic and other People, in particular Private Schools Obliged to Study Homosexuality and Trens-Gender activities, Even to Organize Annual Days for their Promotion vis-a-vis Young underage Children, while Also it Risks to Impose Criminal Sanctions, including Long Prison Sentences for Years, on any Citizens who might dare Speak Against such Sexual Deviations of LGBT, (Recently Exploited by some Technocrats Pushing to Massive Artificial Procreations of Children by Labos, for Shady Interests).

That Controversial Italian Minority Government, (Opposed by a Clear Majority of Voters from the Right and the Center, according to All Polls, But Backed by a "Socialist" President and the Remnants of MPs of a "Left" whose Mandate was Artificialy Extended), reportedly Accused the Christian Catholic Church to seek to "Impose Laws by the Cardinals" (sic !), as Claimed the current Prime Minister Draghi, a former ECB Chair and Economist, (See unrelated Draghi's Statements to "Eurofora", f.ex. at : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/ecbpresidentinterestedinbrics.html + .., etc), while, in Fact, Catholics (particularly in their Schools) mostly Protect Poor and/or Fragile People's Families with Children... And that Row Surfaced when some Newspapers Found and Published an initialy "Confidential Diplomatic Observation", Discreetly send by the Vatican's Foreign Minister, ArchiBishop Paul Gallagher, (who has Often Visited the CoE in Strasbourg : See his Statements also to "Eurofora" a.o., f.ex. at : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/coevaticanonhumanrightsuniversality.html, etc), Simply reminded a Legal Treaty between Rome and the Holy See Guaranteeing Respect of Democratic Freedoms and Human Rights, which Risked Now to be Curtailed in Vaticans' Private Schools and/or among its Officials if they Dared Speak Out agains Homosexuality and/or TranSexuality Propaganda vis a vis underage Children... In order to Bring that Row in its Real Proportions and Substance, Vatican's Prime Minister Parolin Explained that that the Only Part of that Controversial Draft Law which Worries the Holy See are its "Too Large" Descriptions of Statements or Measures that Risk to Face UnJustified and Excssive Oppression, (Comp. Supra) to the Detriment of Democratic Liberties (including Religious Ideas), Freedom of Speach, Family life, and Other Human Rights, (Despite the Fact that the Francis has been, Notoriusly, often Criticized for being Kind vis a vis LBGT Persons).

*** Unfortunately, it's in Such a particularly "Hot" Context that Pope Francis, a usualy solid man, was led to, Exceptionaly, Enter a Hospital, that same Sunday Evening of July 4, 2021, Initialy for a "Simple Endoscopy", reportedly due to Look at the eventual causes of a possible lenient Medical Issue, Hoping to Get Back to His Duties well Before the Next "Angelus" (of July 11). But, on the Contrary, He was, UnExpectedly, ...Operated, with a quite Heavy and Delicate Medical Intervention of Chirurgy, and, in Consequence, Kept Inside that Hospital much Longer than Expected, to the point that he was Obliged to speak for the Next "Angelus" from the Balcon of his Patient's Room, (the Same that Late John-Paul II had used in the Past),

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reportedly Holding or Leaning Always on a Table or elsewhere, and Days Afterwards Circulating with Help or a Wheeling Chair... In the Meantime, an oscure Italian Journalist and, particularly, an American Religious Official, (notorious Electoral Backer of "Socialist" POTUS Biden, who had Imposed the Controversial "Same Sex Marriage" Together with Former POTUS Barack Hussein Obama in the Past, Both inside USA and Other Countries in the World, Recently Added to his own Moves in Favor of "Trans-Gender" Individuals, during the Latest, 2020 Conroversial US Elections, etc), was reported by the Establishment's "Washington Times", to have Pessimisticaly Claimed that Such Developments would Show that Pope Francis' era may have arrived Towards its "End" (sic !)... (See: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/13/thomas-reese-pope-francis-papacy-final-phase/, etc).

    However, the above-Mentioned Controversial and Excessively Oppressive Italian Draft Law (Comp. Supra), after Barely "Surviving" a formal Vote to be "Postponed", (with Only 136 Votes Against 135 !), and Facing More than ...1.000 Amendments tabled by the Opposition, (which Holds a Large Majoriy of Voters among the Italian People, according to All Polls), was Finaly Droped by the Senate for Now, and Send to its Next Session, on Autumn, (when it reportedly May be Definitively Abandoned or Seriously Restricted)... [UPDATE 1] And, Meanwhile, Pope Francis spoke at the Next "Angelus" in the Vatican, Apparently Standing, Now, withOut any Help, Referring to "Saint Benedict, Patron of Europe", which, as he "Hope(s), May be United on its Founding Values", as he said After more than 16 Political Parties accross EU Member States, (including France, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Finland, etc) notoriously Published a Joint Declaration, (Supported Also by Germans, Swedish, etc) on the occasion of the current EU's "Conference on Europe's Future" (2021-2022), Pointing at the "Judeo-Christian Roots of Europe", as well as at (Natural) "Family" values, (i.e. between a Man and a Woman, according Even to CoE's PanEuropean Convention on Human Rights, Article 12), etc., Including, for the 1st Time, not only Rightists, but Also former Long-Time Christian-Democrat/EPP Groups, that Might, Eventualy, be Later Joined even by the current EU Chair-in-office Slovenia, etc, [UPDATE 2]...

    + Almost at the Same Time, Pope Francis also just Published Full Details on his Forthcoming joint Trips to Hungary and (longer) Slovakia, during September 12-15, which reveals a  very Busy Agenda [UPDATE 3], while, in addition, Confirming his Wish to Visit, After a landmark Trip to Iraq, even the embattled and suffering Lebanon asap, (Comp., f.ex. : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/patriarchsakoorientceoonpopeiraqtrip.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/usaturkeyaddtoiranconcerninpopeiraqtrip.html, ...,  http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/maronitepatriarchraitoefonlebanoncrisis.html, etc)...

 

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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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