Skip to comments.Pope wants new international order to keep peace
Posted on 01/01/2004 5:55:35 AM PST by HAL9000
VATICAN CITY, Jan 1 (Reuters) - The world needs a "new international order" to solve its conflicts and ensure peace, Pope John Paul said in his New Year's Day address on Thursday.
The ghosts of 2003 -- when the United States invaded Iraq without United Nations approval -- dominated the pope's first speech of 2004.
"More than ever we need a new international order which draws on the experience and results of the United Nations," the 83-year-old pontiff said at a mass in St Peter's Basilica.
"An order which is capable of finding adequate solutions to today's problems, based on the dignity of human beings, on integrating all society, on solidarity between rich and poor countries, on the sharing of resources and the extraordinary results of scientific and technological progress," he added.
Speaking at Christendom's largest church, the pope urged people not to lose hope of finding peace in the Holy Land, which the Vatican feels is vital to winning the war on terror.
"The land in which Jesus was born sadly continues to live in a dramatic condition. And in other parts of the world sparks of violence and conflict have not been extinguished either. But we need to persevere and not bow to the temptation of losing hope."
Turning to Africa, the pope paid tribute to his Burundi ambassador, Michael Courtney, killed on Monday in an ambush the army has blamed on rebels who have refused to join a peace process to end a 10-year conflict.
"(He) was tragically killed...while he was going about his mission of promoting dialogue and reconciliation. We pray for him and hope his example and sacrifice will bear the fruits of peace in Burundi and the world," the pope said.
The leader of the world's one billion Catholics, who suffers from Parkinson's disease that makes it difficult for him to talk, seemed alert and read all of his homily in a clear voice.
But it is unclear what 2004 holds for him. For the first time since his election in 1978, the pope enters the new year with no firm plans for travel, although there have been some invitations.
He was particularly weak on his last foreign trip, a visit to Slovakia in September, when aides had to read most of his addresses for him.
Gee, I guess he's going to get in hot-water from all sides, he asks for terrorists to desist, he says the UN has had failures...now he asks for peace and forgiveness.
I hope we listen.
Only the pervert contingent would be so obsessed with relentlessly bashing the Catholic Church. And in such an embarrassingly ignorant way.
It's not every day that you watch a baseball game and see a fight break out between a 32-year-old pitcher and a 72-year-old bench coach.
I think that the Inquisition has been much maligned and needs to be studied and information read from the Catholic point of view rather than the overwhelmingly protestant distortion of the Inquisition.
And lastly, I asked you for the examples kind sir.
Well, at least a clearer understanding of the issues. Everything does not seem so brown.
Hail thou Star of Ocean, portal of the sky
Ever Virgin Mother, of the Lord Most High.
Oh, by Gabriel's Ave, uttered long ago,
Eva's name reversing, established peace below.
Break the captives fetter's, light on blindness pour,
all our ills expelling, every bliss emplore.
Show thyself a Mother, offer Him our sighs, who for us Incarnate, did not thee dispise.
Virgin of all virgins, to thy shelter take us, gentlest of the gentle, chaste and gentle make us.
Still as on we journey, help our weak endeavor,
till with thee and Jesus, we rejoice forever.
To the highest heaven, to the Almighty Three, Father, Son and Spirit, one same Glory Be.
I thought the Holy Father's letter was brilliant. What a great Pope we have. Peace be with you! Happy New Year!
The world needs a "new international order" to solve its conflicts and ensure peace,...The U.N. is a complete and utter failure, a "new order" implies something other than an existing order. So we see here that JPII is in essence advocating for an international coalition (NOT the UN) to combat terrorism and bring pease to the middle east.
"An order which is capable of finding adequate solutions to today's problems, based on the dignity of human beings, on integrating all society, on solidarity between rich and poor countries, on the sharing of resources and the extraordinary results of scientific and technological progress," ...
... the pope urged people not to lose hope of finding peace in the Holy Land, which the Vatican feels is vital to winning the war on terror.
An order that can find solutions to today's problems; i.e., a coalition of forces to combat international terrorism. Maybe something just like this one:
The Proliferation Security Initiative reflects the need for a more dynamic, active approach to the global proliferation problem. It envisions partnerships of states working in concert, employing their national capabilities to develop a broad range of legal, diplomatic, economic, military and other tools to interdict threatening shipments of WMD and missile-related equipment and technologies.A new order that produces results just like this one: U.S. find led to Gadhafi decision.
Hard not to agree with this message.
"auto da fe(act of faith) is the term the Catholic church used to refer to burning someone at the stake for a religious offense such as heresy.
Black Elk supports that- you support Black Elk and say you agree with his views.
Therefore, you think dissenters from Catholicism should be burned at the stake
If you don't even know a basic concept like "auto da fe", you obviously don't know anything about the Inquisition at all.
As to your request for specific examples of how the Catholic church suppressed free speech, free thought, and freedom of religion -how about Giordano Bruno, Galileo, William Tyndale,the witch burnings,the torture and execution of many thousands of lesser known dissenters, the masssacre of the French Protestants,the Counter Reformation Wars,the Inquisition and the whole history of medieval and early modern Europe, of which you apparently know very little.
Don't confuse the American Citizen with a cooped government pretending to represent him.
The rape of Waco, and the current rape of national identity do not reflect America's ethical standards, or our defense of our borders, our language or our national character.
And let me guess...they should wear "Blue Helmets", and their leader will come from the "Middle East"...and their mandate will supercede the US Constitution!
Welcome to the End Times...coming soon!
Hey, Pope...will this new "International Order" have any ability to prosecute Kid-Touching Priests?! Can they bust Bishops, Cardinals and Arch-Bishops for Complicity and Perjury?
I shant hold my breath waiting for that answer!
Enough from this Robo-Pope...just bring on the Anti-Christ and let's get it DONE already! I'm sick of his Rah-Rah cheerleaders here on FR...saying anytime something comes out of the RCC that is antithetical to what the Bible and reality say, that it's just "an isolated incident"...and that any pro-Homo priest propoganda is "just an aberration"....is THIS enough to show that view is misguided? Can we now take off the blinders, and maybe those members of the RCC that are appalled can begin to take back their Church from the "Lavendar Mafia"?!