Double standards of the Vatican and Pope towards Catholicism and Multiculturalism

 

This article seeks to clarify and obtain explanation for why the Vatican encourages the spread of the Catholic faith through all channels in majority-Catholic nations whilst in nations where Catholics remain the minority it professes the notion of multiculturalism and equal status to all religions?

 

The case in point emerges from the Vatican’s message to Sri Lanka at the recently concluded Universal Periodic Review wherein it subtly has placed its opinion that Sri Lanka should place a greater role to promote itself as a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-lingual and multi-cultural country. It is interesting to note how this same logic is never applied to nations where Catholics emerge the majority.

 

The lost status to Buddhism in part rests not only with the policies of the colonial rulers but also the lack of sincerity in Sri Lanka’s leaders to unequivocally profess publicly that Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country but that it tolerates and continues to tolerate all minority ethnic groups and minority religions. Sri Lanka’s Buddhist heritage is nothing anyone can deny or hide. It is a nation that has over 70% Buddhists and this certainly raises questions as to why Sri Lanka’s leaders feel shy to acknowledge this apart from given media prominence to religious events. This alone is unlikely to protect or preserve Buddhism against the challenges that prevail globally.

 

Pope’s Message (Spain 2011) : “We cannot encounter Christ and not want to make him know to others. So do not keep Christ to yourselves! Share with others the joy of your faith,”

 

The same Pope Benedict claims “opposition to Turkey’s joining the European Union on the grounds that a country of 68 million Muslims would dilute Western Europe’s Christian heritage” and that “Muslim but secular Turkey should seek its future in an association of Islamic nations rather than the EU, which has Christian roots”.

 

Catholics of the World


100% – Vatican City

98% – Malta and East Timor

97% – Honduras

96% – Venezuela

95% – Bolivia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, San Marino

94% – Spain

92% – Argentina

90% – Monaco, Andorra, Italy, Colombia, Poland, Paraguay

88% – Croatia

87% – Ireland, Equatorial Guinea, Luxembourg,

85% – Panama, France, Cape Verde, Cuba, Portugal

82% – Seychelles

81% – Peru, Philippines,

80% – Haiti

79% – Lithuania

77% – Mexico

76% – Costa Rica, Liechtenstein

75% – Belgium

74% – Brazil, Austria

70% – Sao Tome and Principe, Chile

69% – Slovakia

68% – St. Lucia

62% – Burundi

61% – Dominica

59% – Nicaragua

58% – Slovenia

57% – El Salvador, Rwanda

55% – Guatemala,

53% – Grenada

52% – Kiribati, Hungary

50% – Fed.States of Micronesia, Dep.Rep of Congo,

 

It was the Catholic Church that sanctioned the African slave trade centuries ago causing millions of deaths. Natives were subjugated with the gun and the Bible. The Catholic Church also stands accused of its cover up of child molestation by the Church happening around the world with lawsuits filed in 2001 to incidents going back to 1928. The abusers were simply transferred to another Church or to another country and the cases were generally covered up paying billions to victims for their silence.

 

Some of the recorded crimes by the Catholic Church

§  1850-1863 – Taiping Rebellion (China), 20m estimated deaths.

§  1700 years of Inquisition – the punishments included:

¬  Judas Chair – a pyramid shaped seat where accused heretics were placed on top of it with point inserted into their anuses or genitalia then lowered onto point with ropes.

¬  Head Vice – heads of accused put into a specifically fitted vice tightened until teeth are crushed, bones crack and eyes pop out

¬  Pear – a large bulbous gadget inserted in orifice of choice (mouth, anus or vagina) lever causes it to expand whilst inserted

¬  The Wheel – accused heretics strapped to a big wheel, bones clubbed into shards

¬  Sawing – accused heretics hung upside down sawed apart down the middle starting at the crotch.

¬  Disembowelment – small hole is cut in the gut, intestines drawn out slowly whilst keeping victim alive.

¬  The Stake – heretics were burnt/strangled at the stake

§  Pope Damasus 1 (366-384AD) – bought and sold women and children as sex slaves to increase funding for the Church. All those who opposed were tortured and burned alive and had their lands seized by the Church.

§  Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) – famous for carrying out orgy’s in the Vatican

§  Pope Sergius III (904-911) – Carried out many a murder while in office

§  Pope Benedict IX (1032-1048) – Guilty of murder, adultery

§  Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) –  Accused of links to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

§  Pope Urban II (1088-1099) – ordered slaughter of ten million Heretics in order to take over Belgrade, Orthodox Church of Constantinople in Yugoslavia, Turkey, Syria, Antioch, Palestine.

§  Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) – Is guilty of slaughtering over a million people supporting the Inquisition.

§  Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303) – The Catholic encyclopedia says thus of him “scarcely any possible crime omitted – heresy gross and unnatural, immorality, idolatry, magic, simony… his whole pontificate was one record of evil”.

§  Pope John XXIII (1410-1415) – committed the most heinous crimes that included fornication, adultery, incest, sodomy, simony, theft and murder including a harem of mistresses over 200.

§  Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) – is said to have given Hitler detailed instructions of how to exterminate non-Catholic minorities across Europe, how to construct death camps – that was how Jews met their fate.

§  Pope John Paul II – is said to have sold cyanide gas to Nazis to murder Jews

§  Pope Gregory IX (1227 AD) – Created Inquisition Courts to arrest, try, convict and execute Heretics. These deaths number over 5million.

§  Pope John XXII (1410-15) – committed repeated incest upon all his children and fathered illegitimate children, and murdered Pope Alexander V to take the Papal throne.

 

Sri Lanka’s case

The Portuguese arrived in Asia for the purpose of trade, to exploit natural resources and convert natives into Christianity as a State policy. The Portuguese arrived in Sri Lanka in 1505 taking over the coastal areas to be replaced in 1658 with the arrival of the Dutch. Harsh and oppressive laws were enforced on Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam in territories under Portuguese control with penal laws in placed prohibiting public practice. Buddhist temples, Hindu Kovils, Muslim Mosques were all ransacked and burnt some of these include temples in Devundara, Trincomalee, Saman Devale, Sunethra Devi Pirivena (Kotte), Vidagama Pirivena(Raigama), Wijebahu Pirivena (Totagamuwa), Nawagamuwa, Kelaniya, Mapitigama and Wattala and it was habit to erect Christian/Catholic churches in their place.

To gage the exact extent of the Portuguese rule in Sri Lanka and the affects to the repression on Buddhism it is advised to read Tikiri Abeysinghe’s book “Portuguese Rule in Ceylon 1594-1612” who says “the persecution of Buddhism during these years of Portuguese rule was more severe than the persecution of Catholicism under the Dutch”. Further reading http://www.globalpolitician.com/27461-sri-lanka-portugal-reparations

 

Pope John Paul II in in 1994 called Buddhism “in large measure an ‘atheistic’ system’.”

 

The issue remains how morally is the Vatican placed to be denouncing nations for human rights when it has yet to apologize for any of the crimes committed through the Church as policy from time immemorial? It is this same question that is put forward to western nations who having plundered the wealth of Asia and Africa now sit on the throne accusing nations it brought down to poverty.

 

It is not difficult to conclude that the Catholic Church has gotten away with its crimes because of its recognition as a sovereign state and the luxury it enjoys through a seat in the United Nations. – thus diplomatic immunity. It is the only religion that has itself a declared sovereign country many countries still question the validity of such a position.

 

However could the Vatican be taken to the International Criminal Court for human rights abuses even those that include sex crimes against children? The human rights abuses over centuries certainly make room for a case – first child sex scandal in the Catholic Church took place in AD153

 

Bible prophesied that the 10 nation European Union will combine to create the new Roman Empire where the present nations rests on the same terrains as the old Roman Empire some 2000 years ago. EU has two permanent seats (out of 5 permanent and 10 other 2-year elected seats) on the Security Council. Herman Van Rompuy (President of European Council) is rumored to be lead with the omission of Great Britain – obviously a step towards abolishing nation states and having the world led by United States of Europe.

 

The fact that the Church’s involvement with politics and its influence financially does spell dangers which none of the rhetoric made to appease nations and other religions can or should ignore for the future of their existence.

 

 

Shenali Waduge

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Roman Catholic Church an agent of Regime Change


For the first thousand years of Christianity there was no “Roman Catholicism” but today Roman Catholicism has become the largest Christian group with more than 1billion adherents. Needless to say the Roman Catholic Church is the largest and most organized Christian Church in the world. It possesses political power and wealth and has been a major player in global politics often used to facilitate regime change, convert innocent Third World nations and disintegrate nations.

 

An unbiased study of history will showcase how true Biblical Christianity has been replaced with man made versions to enable the survival of an elite group of families controlling Rome. This is why for over 600 years the Pope has been selected from just 11 families (Borgia, Colonna, Caetani, Aldobrandi, Borghese, Barberini, Farnese, De Medici, Piccolomini, Orsini and Sforza with families intermarrying to ensure power remains within. This dynastic succession has ensured Europe and America remain controlled by a very small group of people – the 1% who own 40% of the world’s wealth and they all share a hatred of Christianity.

 

It is nothing new that the Roman Church aspires to create a global empire to control and exploit the masses throughout the world by overthrowing the system of sovereign states and bury the Westphalia concept of independence to nation states.

 

A disturbing direction the Roman Catholic Church is taking is the desire to establish a grip over global power and dominate the world. The next phase is the annihilation of the nation state system. The roadmap to that realization is through the R2P wherein military intervention and take over of states would facilitate the sovereignty of states altogether. Their influence over the UN is nothing new that needs to be mentioned. With the break-up of nation state systems the plan is to usher in an unified global political entity governed by a supreme ruling authority – under the Catholic Church. The Church and its associations control the international banking system, they run secret societies which are being used to influence and control independent states (Knights of Malta, the Freemasons, the Knights of Columbus, the Jesuits, the Theosophists, Rosicrucians etc).

 

It was the Jesuit Order that has been responsible for destabilizing sovereign states and over throwing legitimate governments. Africa and Asia are examples of such. The Jesuits also destroyed all traces of true Biblical Christianity in Europe leading to the 30 year war.

 

There is no denying that the Church has been silently endorsing many a dictator over the years. These unofficial endorsements by the Church have been given during Spain under Franco, Portugal under Salazar, Italy under Mussolini, Chile under Pinochet and Philippines under Marcos and Velupillai Prabakaran in Sri Lanka. Whatever murders, abductions and tortures committed by them were excused to the belief that the end justifies the means. In other words Vatican envisions a scenario wherein it dictates to people what is good yet most Roman Catholics are oblivious to the designs and plans of the Vaticans global ambitions.

 

In another example – the Croatian state (annexed territories of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Slovenia and part of Serbia) was established in 1941 after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers and controlled by dictator Ante Pavelic head of Nazi Ustashe movement with blessings of the Roman Church. Pavelic is responsible for ethnic cleansing and enforced conversions to Catholicism of all Serbs living in Croatia – his goal being to create a Roman Catholic State. It is estimated that three-quarters of a million Serb civilians were murdered with no response from the Roman Church not even to denounce the atrocities. To this day the Vatican refuses to comment on its association with Pavelic in 1940s going so far as to give him refuge in Rome and assisting him to flee to South America. Ustache soldiers were seen posing with dead corpses similar to those of American soldiers priding over their killing of Afghan “militants”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYseI73FjQM&feature=relmfu Vatican: Owner of world’s biggest banks and top companies [Catholic Church Exposed] / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLMfMEZJ77s

Vatican Bank – The secretive world of the corrupt Catholic Church bank [Catholic Church Exposed]

 

Religion is naturally a very sensitive subject. It is sensitive because it affects one’s core emotions and it is this very reason that the Church has found it a perfect tool to not only convert people in economic and mental difficulties but use their ability to win over people to forward unethical practices that has even contributed to genocide – the 1991 Rwanda genocide being one such example of Vaticans role in financing the genocide. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjHASCTxQlY

Catholic Church responsible for Genocide in Rwanda 1994 – Vatican Crimes Exposed

 

Thus the intrigues and brutalities associated with the Roman Catholic Church and its leadership are many. The selfish and political nature of the Church can be explained through the appointment of Rodrigo Borgia who became Pope Alexander VI and was responsible for hundreds of assassinations, blackmail, embezzlement, military and political conflicts.

 

Over the years Popes have used the Church’s influence as a political weapon. It was Pope Urban II who declared the 1st Crusade (1095) that lasted over 100 years. The Crusade was a military mission to retake “holy lands” and led to Europeans travelling to fight and ending up establishing trade links and turning religion into their advantage. It was the corrupt practices of the Church and the sale of indulgences by the Church that eventually led to the Reformation in the 16th century. Religions are meant to make people better persons.  How can the Church take tithe from a person who is not employed or can people give a tithe to justify murders and other illicit practices and call it religious cleansing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1YHkwcHf_4

Murder and Violence of the Vatican: Catholic Church corrupt since its inception

 

Vatican sex crimes

As an institution that demands privileged secrecy, unaccountability and lack of transparency, the secrets inside the Church are many.

 

Roman Catholics have been special authority to the Pope. There are several Catholic monastic orders – Jesuits, Dominicans, Fransciscans, Augustinians are the most well known. Catholic monks and nuns take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Unlike Protestants and Orthodox Churches, Catholic priests take vows of celibacy. In spite of such vows the numbers of scandals and exposes associated with the Catholic Church are too many to relate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwOV8QF9d88 (Sex Crimes and the Vatican)

 

The tradition of sexual violation of children has been an unfortunate legacy carried over the years by the Catholic Church. Despite the secrecy global media has exposed wide-spread sexual abuse of children by priests throughout its Churches worldwide. The number of victims are too large to estimate against those who may prefer to suffer in silence. Nevertheless, the lack of response and refusal of the Church to address the problem has not helped the situation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLU2DywbzEA

 

In 2011, a Chicago based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) filed a 20,000 page complaint enclosing supporting material with the ICC against Pope Benedict and 3 Vatican officials alleging crimes against humanity for their direct and superior responsibility for crimes of rape and sexual violence committed around the world. The case has become the first such to go to an international court.

 

Ireland has even decided to close down its embassy in Rome to show Ireland’s reaction to the mass scale of sexual abuse in Ireland by the Catholic Church. Similarly, other countries are also showing their outrage by not extending invitations to the Pope for any official visit.

 

It is not without reason that the masses are outrage – while regime change has been an ongoing strategy of the Church often going so far as to assist in funding arms and ammunition towards terrorist movements, Church leaders and representatives have also attempted to humiliate sovereign governments by using their religious platforms to spread malicious lies about nations that have been targeted for regime change.

 

Unless people wake up to the sadistic pursuits of the Church especially in Third World nations it is likely that these nations will fall prey to the mechanizations of the Church. Most devout Roman Catholics know nothing about the evil and secrets taking place in the Church and prefer to be blinded by their faith. It is not the religion that we are finding fault with it is leaders like the Pope and his supreme Council.

 

Shenali Waduge