There is a man who refuses to see Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. That decision seems appropriate given how the Donald Trump Gang has been bombing centuries-old traditions, breaking through laws as if they were water, and sent 206,918 innocent men, women, and children to their coronavirus graves.
Even though this man is quietly humble, he weilds great power from his self-contained entity in Rome. Pope Francis started out in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a scientist, according to PBS:
‘Once you’re a scientist, you’re always a scientist, and Pope Francis was once a scientist. In recent years, the pope’s outspoken views on issues like the environment seem to reveal his familiarity with life in a lab. Some scientists applaud his efforts to filter empirical knowledge into theology. But for others, Pope Francis embodies the Catholic Church’s long history of stopping short of being totally pro-science.’
The Pope has compared Trump to King Herrod. He was the guy in the Bible who ordered the murder of all the infants in Bethlehem, because he thought the infant Jesus was going to replace him.
Pope Francis wrote about climate change in a letter of Catholic doctrine:
‘Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.’
The reason Pompeo wanted to visit the Vatican was to protest the renewal of a two-year-long deal between the Catholic Church and China ready for renewal. For some reason, Pompeo thought he could tell the Church the deal would “endanger the church’s moral authority.” Oh, please.
The secretary will travel to the Vatican along with Greece, Italy, and Croatia “to promote diplomatic relations and religious freedoms.”
Pompeo is scheduled to meet at the Vatican with “Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the foreign minister for the Vatican.”
Pompeo argued the Vatican should not renew its deal with China, His excuse is Xi Jinping’s administration facing accusations of religious persecution:
‘It is good to see that the morally inviolable USA puts religious freedom at the top of its agenda – if it did not how could they have any dealings with its friends in Saudi Arabia, or did I get something wrong there?’
The Holy See noted that the impending election as his reason for not seeing the Trump acolyte:
‘[Pompeo boasted] of the nefarious, illegal and immoral acts he carried out while in the CIA, including the gravest of crimes. As they were done in service of the USA they were by definition done by the good guys and so were magically transformed into moral acts. Thus he can – with no sense of being ridiculous- go to the Vatican and lecture the Pope on morality.’
In the encyclical, Pope Francis wrote that:
‘[T]he sustainability issues of growing populations could be addressed by redistributing wealth, fighting food waste, and stopping runaway consumerism.’
The reason for the deal between China and the Vatican is:
‘The deal allows the Vatican to have a say in the Catholic bishops appointed in China. Since the historic deal was agreed upon two years ago, two new bishops have been appointed in China after consultation with the Vatican.’
Pompeo wrote in an article this month, according to The Independent UK:
‘The human rights situation in China has deteriorated severely under the autocratic rule of Xi Jinping, especially for religious believers.’
The secretary claimed that:
‘[There are] credible reports [of] forced sterilizations and abortions of Muslims in Xinjiang [as well as] abuse of Catholic priests and laypeople.’
It appears that Trump and all his gang members will not be happy with planning to conquor America but dominate the whole world. Pope Francis may be small, but he moves mountains.The Vatican can see through his words.
Still, Pompeo continued with his futile arguments:
‘The Holy See has a unique capacity and duty to focus the world’s attention on human rights violations, especially those perpetrated by totalitarian regimes like Beijing’s in the late 20th century, the church’s power of moral witness helped inspire those who liberated central and eastern Europe from communism, and those who challenged autocratic and authoritarian regimes in Latin America and East Asia.’
He continued to argue:
‘What the church teaches the world about religious freedom and solidarity should now be forcefully and persistently conveyed by the Vatican in the face of the Chinese Communist party’s relentless efforts to bend all religious communities to the will of the party and its totalitarian program.’
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