The Papacy and Fundamental Human Rights
Pope Issues Blueprint for Geopolitical Stability
By Pastor Hal Mayer on Jan 16, 2018
“Pope Francis today issued a blueprint for geopolitical stability, calling for a de-escalation of tensions in Korea, for nuclear disarmament and for world leaders to recognize that migrating to another country is a ‘fundamental human right.’ He set out his vision… during his annual address to diplomats.”
“His message runs counter to that of US President Donald Trump, underlining the Pope’s role as an upholder of the compassionate, internationally-focused, post-war consensus.”
Unlimited migration is not a recipe for geopolitical stability. It actually brings chaos and conflict within societies that permit unlimited migration from people with an entirely different cultural experience and mentality.
“Speaking to ambassadors from the 183 countries which the Holy See has relations with, the Pope made an indirect criticism of Trump’s policy on Jerusalem which the president recently decided would be recognized as the capital of Israel. This move ran roughshod over United Nations’ resolutions on the matter and Francis – stressing the city is “sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims” – called for those agreements to be a respected through a commitment to keeping the “status quo” of the city.
“The Pope pointed out in his speech, Vatican diplomacy ‘seeks only to promote the spiritual and material well-being of the human person and to pursue the common good.”
That said, it happens that the material well-being involves all things geopolitical. The Vatican’s geopolitical meddling often positions it to be the negotiator between nations in resolving conflicts that arise.
“The Holy See’s large diplomatic network has earned it a reputation as a ‘listening post’ where it is possible to pick up valued information about everywhere from Iran to Cuba. There are currently 89 countries who keep embassies in Rome with the rest serving as non-resident envoys.”
The 81-year-old Pope stressed the need for international co-operation on maintaining the 2015 Paris agreement to reduce carbon emissions.
“Climate changes, with the global rise in temperatures and their devastating effects, are also a consequence of human activity,” said Francis, citing recent hurricanes that have effected the United States. “Hence there is a need to take up, in a united effort, the responsibility of leaving to coming generations a more beautiful and livable world, and to work, in the light of the commitments agreed upon in Paris in 2015.”
Climate changes is now a political tool to bring on more globalization and centralized control of the whole planet. No wonder the pope wants to keep the climate agreement that he helped to orchestrate.
“The pope also stressed that dialogue on the Korean peninsula – between South Korea and its dictator-led northern neighbor – was of ‘paramount importance.’ The Vatican has already signaled it would like contact with North Korea in order to ease tensions.”
“Today the Pope re-iterated the Vatican’s call for nuclear disarmament stressing that the ‘proliferation of weapons clearly aggravates situations of conflict and entails enormous human and material costs that undermine development and the search for lasting peace.’”
Francis, quoting Pope John XXIII said, “The stockpiles of armaments which have been built up in various countries must be reduced all round and simultaneously by the parties concerned. Nuclear weapons must be banned.”
The Jesuit Pope’s 5,000-word speech focused on refugees…, warning against the stirring up of “primal fears” about the subject.
“It must not be forgotten that migration has always existed,” said the Pope “In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the history of salvation is essentially a history of migration. Nor should we forget that freedom of movement, for example, the ability to leave one’s own country and to return there, is a fundamental human right.”
While the papal focus on climate change, migrants and disarmament has earned him the moniker “global leader of the left,” the Pope also mentioned conservative issues, such as protection of the family and protection of the unborn.
The pope’s globalist remarks to the diplomats were indirectly a commentary on Mr. Trump’s agenda for “America first.” The nations of the world still listen to the pope as one of its most respected geopolitical voices.
“All the world wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3