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Macron aims, Beyond Virus Challenge, New French Morning +European ReNaissance via 2021, Horizon 2030

Written by ACM
Thursday, 31 December 2020

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An embattled but apparently reVigorated French President Emmanuel Macron, just After Facing even Personaly a Virus' Infection, that he Succeeded to Overcome, Becoming Naturaly Immune, Urged Today to "Look to the Future", foreseeing a "New French Morning", and a "European ReNaissance", Starting by somewhere through 2021, towards a "2030" Horizon "to Build".

- "That's where We are Heading", he Stressed, Launching a Call to "the "People" to be "United, with Solidarity, Proud of our History, its Values and its Culture, Trusting in Future and Progress, Sure of its Talent, Energy and Ambition, Whatever it happens, Let's Be Proud. Proud to be "Us", the Young Franco-European Leader Ambitiously Concluded.

- "We must Not Add to the Cost of the (Pandemic Virus) Crisis, Even a Lack of Action", he Warned. On the Contrary, "we Must Continue to Act, Transform, Advance ahead, ... by Fighting against the Virus, by Fighting against its Economic and Social Consequences", in order to "Build" the Future, Macron Highlighted.

- "Hope is Alive in the Freedom that we shall Find Anew, in the Strength of Our Culture, ...even in the Lessons that we'll get From this Crisis, for More Simplicity, Efficiency, and, sometimes, Just Common Sense", he Soberly pointed out.

- Indeed, "Hope is Here, Growing Every Day, in this (Socio-Economic) ReLaunch, which is Already Sparking", "and Will Allow, from the Spring (2021), to Invent a Stronger Economy, Both Creating Jobs, and More Innovative, more Respectful of Climate, BioDiversity, as well as of Solidarity", he promised.

- Meanwhile, speaking of "Vaccines", he Vowed to be, "Fully Determined", "to Not Let Anyone Play with the Safety and Good Conditions, in which Vaccinations must take place, With Our Scientists and Medical Doctors", as he Ensured the People, (Despite Hasty Moves by some USA and EU Agencies, who recently Rushed to Grasp some Controversial First-Commers, among Many and Various Kinds of Vaccines currently in Preparation, withOut having Even Discussed, Previously, some Probable New Questions of Crucial Importane for People's Health and for the Society at large, as "Eurofora" Warned Twice, with Concrete Facts and Arguments : See ... + ..., etc).

+ But "I will Not Let, an UnJustified Delay to be imposed for Bad Reasons, No More", he Added, Promissing that "Everyone who Wishes to become Vaccinated, must be Able to do so", "with Certainty, and in a Good Order, Starting by those Who Face More Risks", (i.e. Medical Staff, Elders and Other Fragile People, etc).

- "Already", we "crossed this Year (2020) with Unity and Resilience, to which Nothing Resists". Despite "these Hard Times", We "were Able to Innnovate, Invent", and "be Generous", so that "Everything becomes Possible", he Optimisticaly encouraged. So that, "in 2021, whatever happens, We Shall Know how to Face the (various) Crisis : Sanitary, Socio-Economic, Terrorist, Climate's", etc., "which are Not going to Disappear just after the January 1st..." he Warned. On the Contrary, "the First Months of this Yeart Will be Didfficult, and the Epidemic will Still Hamper a Lot against our Social Life", Macron soberly Warned.

-è But, "in 2021, whatever happens, We shall Also Know how to Face the Challenges to come, Because we have been Prepared for that" : F.ex.,

(1) "the Ecological Transition and Protection of the BioDiversity, by applying Proposals of the <<Citizens' Convention>>", (an Original Participatory Attempt, Recently set up in France), "and Other Reforms";

(2) "The Fight for the Republic and Our Values, the Secular society, Brotherhood, More Security";

(3) "Advance in our Commitment for Merit, Work, Equality of Chances, Fight Against All InEqualities and Dicriminations".

- "The Trials that we Faced, Might have Reduced our Enthousiasm, Limit Hope. But this is Not the case !" On the Contrary, "Hope is here", he Voluntaristicaly stressed.

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    But, Unfortunately, Some Technocrats seem to have Lied, at least on 1 Important Point, to the Young President of France, by Hiding him the Truth...

    Because he was led to go on Believing that - "Hope is in this Vaccine, that the Human Genius made in Only 1 Year", while "this was UnThinkable, some Months Ago !".

    However, the Truth is that "Pfizer"'s Turkish Fake-"Vaccine", is Not Really a "Vaccine", (But anOther Kind of Novel Medical Tool), Since,

- Even if it Might, Perhaps, Leave the Individuals who Receive it, withOut Symptoms of the Virus, (at least for a 3 Months-Long Period, since, as things stand Nowadays, it canNot Yet Guarantee a Longer Protection Time, for the moment),

- >>> Nevertheless, there is Not Yet Any Guarantee at all, concerning the Open Still Question : Whether it Might, or Not, Stop the Spreading of the Virus vis a vis All the Other People in the Society !

    Because, in Fact, due to the Novel, Particular Technology used here, (via m-ARN Manipulation, inside the Human Genome, Artificialy Triggering the Production of a Key Protein), Nothing is Yet Known about What Might Happen regarding all the Other People, who could be Contacted, Afterwards, by the Recipient...

=> In Consequence, this Might, Even, ...Aggravate the Spread of Virus' Infections in a Society, Because the Recipents may Refuse any "Quarantine", since they are Asymptomatic, and, in Addition, all the Other People may be "Blind" or UnWare of this Threat Against their own Health and Life, as long as Nobody Knows Yet about the Danger that those Recipients might Still Present to the Society in a kind of "Stealth" or "Covert" way !

    "Eurofora" has Clearly Warned, (Oraly at 2 EU Press Encounters, and by Web-Published Articles Twice : See http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/pfijfyjhjh.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/fdaandcontroversialvirusvaccines.html, etc), what Some Others had Just Vaguely and Briefly Evoked, (including "Los Angeles Times", "the Guardian", "AP", "Naftemporiki.gr", "FDA"s Documents in the "Pfizer"/Turkish case, etc). And this kind of "New Problem", UnPrecedented in Real Vaccine's History, (to the point to be UnConceivable by Un-Warned People !), has just Started to be aNew Observed, (particularly Disguised under a Confusing Vocabulary around "Asymptomatic" Individuals, etc., But sometimes even Directly), somehow Better in "FDA"'s more Recent Documents on "Moderna"s Armenian Similar Pseudo-"Vaccine", (But Still InSufficiently visible), as well as more or less Mentioned, Briefly, in Various Other Short Publications, (f.ex. on Israel : See "Breitbart", or by "Statista" Web-News, etc).

    => In Consequence, a Great Precaution is due in Dealing with so UnCertain, still, Novel Issues, of UnKnown Yet Dimension, Instead of Misleading a Leader with Grossly Inacurate or False Impressions, as Someone seems to have Scandalously done here, apparently Abusing of the Trust of the Young French President, (despite of his intelligence)...

    These Facts do Not Exclude at all the, Otherwise, great Importance of Macron's General Statements, (Comp. Supra and Infra), But "Eurofora", by Journalistic Deontology and simple Human and Social Obligation, including by Respect to the French President himself, had the Duty to simply Say the Truth, in a so Serious matter for People's Health and Lives.

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    + More Convincing, Macron Innovated, in his Speech, by Describing 10 Original Stories of Simple People, who followed various "Exemplary Pathways", serving as "Compass for Future Times", "Revealed by the Epidemic" of Deadly Virus :

- Calling Each one by their Names, from a Young Nurse, eager to Serve face the Urgencies, to a Cleaning Lory Driver working round the ckock at far away Guyane, or an SME Businessman rapidly ReConverting his Factory in order to meet a Fast Growing Demand for Protective Masks, a Kid Giving his Tablet in order to Help Isolated Elder People Communicate with their Family and Friends, (making Many Followers), a Book-Keeper "Innovating" with Internet Networks in order to Succesfully reach her Clients, added to a Policeman atruggling, at a Rural area, to Urgently Save the Lives of 70 Elder People from the an Inundated Facility, added to his Collegues who Stopped a Terrorist Attack against a Church, and to 3 Other Policemen Killed while Trying to Help a Woman Victim of Aggressive Violence, as well as another 3 Soldiers Killed during an Operation at Africa's Mali : all Named "National Heroes", But Also a Foreign Origin Professor seeking advice from his French Collegues on how to Speak to his Pupils about "Secular" Society's Values, just After the Horrible Murder of Samuel Patty by a Coward Islamist Terrorist, (in the "Mohamed Cartoons" and "Free Speach" row), in order to Help Raise Young Republicans, added to a Woman Football Player, Leading her Team to Win a Champions' 1st Prize, in the middle of Obstacles for Training and Empty Stadiums, Concluding by that 78 Years Old Woman, Isolated at a Care Facility, who Dared become the 1st French to take a (Controversial : Comp. Supra) "Vaccine" against the Virus, giving "a Message of Hope" this year, (etc),

    => Emmanuel Macron Found a Rock-Solid Ground among those Brave, simple French People, those "Thousands of Anonymous" actors, Looking "like Your Sister, Your Neighbour, Your Friends", and Many Others who, "Committed, and with Solidarity, Supported Our Country during this Harsh Trial", as he stressed. "Everything is Possible for a People Able, during those Difficult Times, of such Innovation, Inventivity, Generosity"...

    Such a Voluntaristicaly Optimist Tone by the Young French President, in his New Year's Eve Speech, Significantly, comes After China has Notoriously Won the Fight against the Virus Earlier, throughout that Huge, 1,3 Billions People - Strong Country, Even WithOut Any "Miraculous" Pseudo-"Vaccine", Neither Any Novel "Drug" Yet , Nor a "Dr. Fauci", etc., But just a Strong, Conscious and Motivated Socio-Political Will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to Fight all Together for Humanity's Survival facing an imminent Deadly Threat... Not that a Good and Efficient High-Tech might not be needed, (in fact it Does, a Lot), But rather Because it Must be Always Guided by Human Consience, Forged in a consequent, Collective Fight, and  Free Public Topical Debates, Stimulating the Best Collective Intelligence, that France and all Europe are Able to offer..., (as "Eurofora" had Already a Chance to Evoke with President Macron, at Various Occasions, including with the Nearby Vosges Mountains' Oxygen, when, just After a Landmark Speech at EU Parliament, he had Officialy Launched the so-called "European Citizens' Public Consultations"' 1st Attempt, Comp., f.ex., at : ..., etc).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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    - However, at any case, "This (Last) Year 2020 canNot be Resumed Only in that Epidemic, Even if it Changed our Lives", Macron observed. Because, Despite such Big Challenges, "We managed to conduct the Necessary Transformations, and Strengthen our Credibility", as well as "convince Germany, and Afterwards the Other EU Member Countries, to conceive a(n EU) Relaunch Plan, Unique and Masssive, and Decide a Joint Debt with Solidarity, in order to Better Prepare Our (EU's) Future, by a Commitment to Ecologic and Digital Transitions, as well as by Creating the Greatest Possible Number of Jobs for Our Youth", he Reminded, (Obviously speaking of the July 2020 EU Brussel's -Longest Ever- Summit : See at: .... + ... +...., etc).

    - "That's what We have Built in 2020", he stressed. Because, "Our Destiny is, First of all, in Europe !". Naturaly, "Our Sovereignity is National, and I'll do everything in order to Find anew the Control over our Destiny and Lives", he Vowed. "But, Our (France's) Sovereignity goes, Also, Through a Stronger Europe, More Autonomous, More United", Macron clearly stressed.

    + Regardless of that, meanwhile, "ToNight, for the 1st Time, a Country : the UK, will Leave the EU", he noted. Indeed, "We (the EU) have Agreed, some Days Ago, a Deal, in order to Organize our Future Relations with it (the UK), by Defending Our Interests, Our Industries, Our Fishermen, and Our European Unity", as he said.

    => However, "the UK Remains Our Neighbour, But Also Our Friend, and Our Ally !", the French President clearly underlined. In Fact, "that Choice, to Leave Europe, that "BREXIT", was Born out of a European Ill-Feeling, with Many Lies, and False Promisses", he Criticized. (On this Occasion : See Anew "Eurofora"s Original Overview and NewsReport Published at the Moment of that 2016 British Referendum on Brexit, where, We Point at Surprizing Facts Showing that, most Probably, the Real Aspirations of a Majority of British People were Not Against Europe, But, rather, in Favour of a -Not Achieved Yet- Real Europe ! Comp. at : ...).

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    - "Concerning the Last Year, "2020", "Yes", it's True that "this Year Was Hard : It Reminded Our Vulnerabilities", he Acnowledged, meanwhile, Macron, (while All Europe, UK and even Russia Included, have Notoriously Become the ...Epicenter of that Pandemic Crisis, since March 2020)...                                                                                                                                 

    - However, things "were Even More UnJust for the Most Fragile People", he Regreted. Indeed, "I Think at All those Fellow Citizens, who live in Precarious Situations, Sometimes in Poverty, for whom the Crisis that we are crossing makes EveryDay Lives Even More Difficult", Macron acknowledged.

    >>> - "But, Together, We Manage Better United, and have Learned a lot". Indeed; "We are Grateful to those who have been Mobilized in order to Take Care, Feed, Educate, Protect, All those who, by their Work, their Commitment, Allowed us to Stand at Our Feet, and Together, during those Difficult Months, and who do the Same thing Even ToNight" : i.e. "Our Fellow Citizens Working in the Sectors of Culture, Sport, Restoration, Hôtels, Events, or suffering Students, Affected even More than others : I Want to Tell them that We'll Be There, Naturaly in order to Help them Get Out of this Situation, the Soonest", "and in order to Allow them to Hold on, during that Period, so Hard and UnJust for them, where we ask them to Work Differently, and Sometimes, Even to Renounce to their Activities", he Regretted....

    >>> However, "this Historic Test has Also Revealed Our Solidity : " Indeed, "Despite that Pandemic, We have Never Renounced to pursue Our Ambition of Progress for Everyone", inter alia, also, f.ex., "by Lowering Taxes, by Opening New Rights, (like the Leave for those who Help Others, the Prolongation of Paternity Leave), by Supporting them with Subsidies, by ReConverting our Cars parc, by Opening "French Services Houses" throughout the Territories, by Investing in Our Sovereignity and Our Research in an Historic way, by striving to Produce More inside France and (all) Europe", etc. While "Our Care-Takers (Medical Staff) have Not Only Coped, Butwe have Also Engaged a Transformation in Depth, with Historic Investments, For our Health, whose Pertinence Will be Revealed During the Next few Years". In fact, "We are among those who have Most Intervened in order to Protect and accompagny the Young People, the Workers, the Businessmen", etc. And "I assume that "WhatEver it Might Cost", Because it has Allowed to Save Lives, and Protect Jobs", Macron ensured.

    + Nowadays, "We have to Build Together those Replies which Will Allow to Avoid any Heavy Burden for the Future Generations", he Warned, however.

    - But, "Today, it's Not a December 31st As All Others... There, where, in Our Cities and Villages, this Hour is Usually for Large Gatherings", on the Contrary, "this Year, they are Prohibited by the Epidemic : Our Communal Squares are withOut Lights, our Housholds Less Cheerfull than usual", and "the Year 2020 Ends, therefore, as it had Started : By Efforts and Restrictions. And I'm fully Aware of the Sacrifices that I Asked You to do, by the Decisions that I Had to take..." Also, in the Name of All the People, "let's Think, ToNight, at those 64.000 Victims of the Virus" (in France alone), "their Families and Friends : Parents, Friends, integral Parts of the French Imaginary (f.ex. Artists, Writers, Top Politicians, Athlets, etc), have Left away, these Last Months", he regretted.

     - Nevertheless, President Macron "Thanked" the People "for Your Civic Sens" and "that Spirit of Collective Responsibility, thanks to which We have Saved a Lot of (other) Lives, and which Allows us, Nowadays, to Hold Better than many others, in Front of the Epidemic" as he said.

    - So that, Now, "Together, United, Let's Look Ahead of us, Look towards the Future", in order "to Prepare, Today, that Spring of 2021", (Comp. Supra), so that "2021 Becomes a Happy and Useful Year", Macron Invited in Conclusion.

 

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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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