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Pope Francis for New European Humanism : Dare Dream a New Hope ?

Written by ACM
Friday, 24 March 2017
 
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*Rome/Vatican/Angelo Marcopolo/- When Vatican's brand new Deputy Press Director, Paloma García Ovejero, first heard "Eurofora"s suggestion to associate Pope Francis' call to "Dare Dream",as he stresed Earlier this Same Week at an "Angelus", with his "New Hope" LeitMotive, which Emerged, Unexpectedly, in his Europe Speech at a Pioneer Audience for EH Heads of  State/Government Tonight, Eve of the 60th Anniversary of Rome Treaties, she appeared Carefully Positive :


- "Yes, Why Not ? May Be...", she Simply reacted, Kindly Smiling, inside Vatican's PressRoom Full of Journalists, while the Pope was seen at Crystal Liquid Screens Engage in various Formats of Bilateral or other "Tete a Tete" Friendly Exchanges with EU Leaders, before they Leave through Saint Peter's Courtyard, also Full of Photographers and Comments' Seeking collegues, Gathering there, a Beautiful Spring 2017 Evening at Rome.


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The Paradox naturaly is that, at the Same Time, Pope Francis didN't Hesitate to Acknowledge the Fact that, "Our Time is Dominated more by the Concept of <<Crisis>>: There is the Economic Crisis, that has Marked the Past Decade ; there is the Crisis of Family and Established Social Models ; there is a WideSpread <<Institutional Crisis>>; and the Migration Crisis. So Many Crisis that Engender Fear and profound Confusion, in our Contemporaries, who Look for a New Way of Envisioning the Future". Despite -or Because of- the Fact that, also, "Today, with the UK, we Mourn the Victims of the Attack that took place in London, 2 Days away", as he added Afterwards, in a unique reference to ISIL's Islamist Terrorism cowardly Targetting innocent Civilian People.

 

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- "Yet, the Term "Crisis" is Not Necessarily Negative : It does Not Simply indicate a Painful Moment to be Endured. The Word "Crisis" has its Origin in the Greek Verb "Krino", which Means to Discern, to Weigh, to Assess. Ours is a Time of Discernement : One that Invites us to Determine what is Essential, and to Build on it". While also"it's a Time of Challenge and Opportunity", he Concluded on this Key point.

 
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=> Therefore, particularly "Those who Govern, are Charged with Discerning the Paths of Hope, Identifying Specific Ways Forward", Pope Francis Urged EU Heads of State/Government, gathered here at Rome, Triggering a Parallel Gathering of various European Journalists, amidst a Bunch of "Vatican Faithful", Insiders several of whom "Eurofora" already met at some Exceptionaly Important Meetings Elsewhere, while Some of them Told us that they found the Holy See's New Spokesman, Greg Bruke, present at an Office located just at the Other Side of the PressRoom, who is quite Open and often Ready to Engage Dialogue with Medias' Writers, particularly about main Orieantations or Pathways, personaly Stemming from Missouri, an USA State Marked, a Few Years ago, by a Bitter, and very Concrete Struggle on BioEthics, a Key  Crucial InFight for the immediate Future of all Humankind...

 

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>>> - "Europe Finds New Hope, when Man is at the Centre and the  Heart of her Institutions", Firmly stressed this particular Day in Ober-Millenary Rome, Pope Francis, Starting "ab ovo", from the Essntials. +"EuropeFinds New Hope in Solidarity, which is also the Most Effective Antidote" even to EuroScepticisl, he Added. ++ "Europe Finds New Hope when it Refuses to Yield to Fear, or Close itself  offin False forms of Security", he warned. +++ -"Europe Finds New Hope when she Invests in Development and in Peace", Pope Francis runderlined. ++++ - "Europe has New Hope when she is Open to the  Future", including "When she Defends Life in All its Sacredness", he pointed out.


-  "Nowadays, with the General Increase in People's Life Span, 60 (as EU's Anniversary Tomorrow) is considered the Age of Full Maturity"...  Even More : - "Europe Faces the Possibility of a New Youthfullness": Because, in particular, "as (EU) Leaders, You are Called to biaze the Path of a <<New European Humanism>>

    >>>Particularly, considering the Fact that Christian Church is "Insepatably Linked" to "Europe's Future", as he stressed, Stimulating also "the Conscioussness" that even "at the Origin of European Civilisation is Christianity", he Topicaly Reminded.
                                                                              

  - >Thus, "the Memory of that (EU's 60th Anniversary) is Linked to Today's Hopes and the Expectations of the People of Europe", Pope Francis Concluded, (using an Interesting Formula in fine).



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An appeal to make the "World more Human", by defending basic Human Values, helping those in need, and paying hommage to Nature, figured high in Pope Benedict's long-awaited speech at his "First Angelus" in the symbolic, beautiful historic small town of Brixen/Bressalone at the Alpes.

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- "No Dictature, nor any destructive force can rob us of the most important goods wich are God's gift", stressed Pope Benedict, referring to elementary Human Values, in a last-minute improvisation of his draft speech, before launching also a call to "help those in need", in order to "make the World more human".

- "Jesus is the focus .. In him is Justice and Freedom", said earlier Brixen's Bishop Wilhelm Egger, after prayers including calls to "Truth, Justice and Freedom", read at a Mass of thousands in the town of Archangel Michael, known as defender of christians against the devil.

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In what looks as a reference to BioEthics' dillemas of crucial impportance, raised at Strasbourg's unique in the World legally binding International Treaty on BioMedicine and Human Rights (1998, with the "hottest" issues added later through additional protocols, some of whom are imminent), he spoke also of the splendid "Nature" at this Alpen's ressort : This fits well Vatican's earlier anouncement that Pope Benedict's "prayer intentions for August" are mainly to "respect God's design for the world", and "become ever more aware of the great gift of God which Creation represents for us".

- "The most important things in our lives cannot be bought, but are only given as holy gifts : The Sun and its Light, the Air that we breath, the Water, the beauty of Earth, Love, Friendship, Life itself", Pope Benedict added, extending also to Natural Environment, another topical issue after recent Climatic upheavals at several parts of the World.

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The "preparation of Pope Benedict's visit to France", which currently heads the EU, at mid-September, among exceptionaly important Council of Europe meetings on Human Rights in Paris and Strasbourg, is part of his work, together with his "book on Jesus", during brief Summer Holidays in Brixen, said his Spokesman, Federico Lombardi.

- The Pope's message is mainly religious, theological. But we are living in a concrete world, and ideas may be taken by readers as references to the actuality. However, it's better to wait to se what the Pope will say in Paris and at Lourdes, added to EuroFora Lombardi, who is also Director of Vatican's Press Office.

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Brizen/Bressanone is similar to Strasbourg by succeeding to make a fertile synthesis of Germanic and Latin sources of Europe, like the two local rivers who meet at the historical center of the town, among spectacular ressorts at mountains' hights.

Headquarters for an Historic Religious Seminar, it attracted recently also a Free University's Educational studies. Well-known as a long-time preferred rest place for former cardinal Radzinger and his brother Georg, it includes areas named "St Benedeto" and "St George"...

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But Pope Benedict's first speech gave also another symbolic rendez-vous :

- "Next Wednesday, August 6, we shall commemorate the 30st anniversary from the death of late Pope Paul VI", who "concluded Vatican II", and "the Transfiguration of Jesus, mystery of the divine light, which exerced a unique fascination to his soul", he said to some 12.000 applauding People, among the happy few who succeeded to have a rare place for an open-air Mass inside the Domplatz a particularly sunny day at the Alpes.

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