Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has issued an incredible public call to arms and condemnation of “this infernal parody of the Church of Christ” which he links integrally to the Second Vatican Council.
He says “the present crisis is the metastasis of the conciliar cancer: If we have not understood the causal relationship between Vatican II and its logical and necessary consequences over the course of the last sixty years, it will not be possible to steer the rudder of the Church back to the direction given it by her Divine Helmsman, the course that it maintained for two thousand years.”
Read the full text of this incredible letter, released for publication to Marco Tosatti at Stilum Curiae
“We are all called to assess the current situation in a way consistent with the teaching of the Gospel. This means taking a stand: either with Christ or against Christ. […] Let us not allow centuries of Christian civilization to be erased under the pretext of a virus, and an odious technological tyranny to be established in which nameless and faceless people can decide the fate of the world by confining us to a virtual reality. If this is the plan to which the powers of this earth intend to make us yield, know that Jesus Christ, King and Lord of History, has promised that “the gates of Hell shall not prevail” (Mt 16:18).”
China is officially demanding explanations in regard to ‘Event 201’, a “Global Pandemic Exercise” hosted in the USA last year by the John Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Also read, “Globalists Prepping for the Antichrist”
When I arrived in Damascus in 2006 I hardly ever met anyone asking for aid. Querying this fact I was helped by a fellow priest who told me that this was normal in a country where education and hospital facilities are free: low salaries were enough for everyday needs. There was no need to beg.
Eight years of war have destroyed an entire country and its peaceful people: unmerited destruction, 600,000 deaths, 12 million refugees and homeless exiles, a paralyzed economy, worthless money, and. ever-rising inflation, all with a crushing embargo. .
Families are saying now: we were better off with bombs flying around us. We could take shelter and hide somewhere. .How can we get away now with an economic war knocking at the door?
A WOUNDED HUMANITY:
The economic struggle is fast taking the place of the violent military interventions and touches all social classes; the embargo on anything from Iran has engulfed the Syrian people who are seemingly forgotten and left in misery. .
If it was hard to meet a poor Syrian in 2006, today it is impossible not to come across a Syrian who is not living in need whilst facing impossible social problems, all crowned by a constant lack of work, and therefore continual unemployment.
How difficult it is to see those families torn apart more and more, and obliged to continually beg to stay alive. However, the hardest is not that of seeing people in need but how their human dignity is so wounded. Bitterness can be seen so easily in the faces which do not look one in the eye in order to avoid further humiliation.
In the face of this hurt and broken people the Church keeps looking at the EMPTY TOMB.
Maronite Archbishop of Damascus
“We are angry at the sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States against Syria, which only exacerbate the humanitarian situation without having any impact on the end of hostilities and the establishment of peace.”
“On the one hand, all the armed rebel groups are now amassed in the province of Idlib. Al-Nusra, the local emanation of al-Qaeda, recognized as a terrorist group by the UN and the international community, is in the process of eliminating or engulfing all other movements, of Islamic inspiration, with the force of weapons. For months, the Syrian army has wanted to launch an offensive to free the latter province from the hands of terrorists, 30 thousand of them foreigners, but the Western powers, ……. are preventing it.”
“On the other hand, a war is unfolding on our territory and it is the one that pits Turkey against the Kurdish militias. Finally, the Americans who illegally established two bases in a sovereign nation, today want to withdraw following the decision of President Donald Trump. But his administration, like Congress, are incapable of reaching agreement on this strategy and try to sabotage it by all means possible.”
“During the difficult years of the conflict, our aid programs sought to nourish, dress, give food and shelter to displaced people and their families in need. Now, we believe that the priority is to guarantee work to people so that they can earn a decent living from the fruits of their labour and become independent, breaking free from the aid upon which they have depended for seven years now.
Unfortunately, our resources like those of all others are greatly diminished. With the end of the fighting, the donations of individuals have dropped considerably. And international charitable organizations refuse, in most cases, to finance development programs; some still intend to support outdated relief plans. As if we wanted to keep people in need forever, in a state of begging and dependence, rather than restoring their dignity and hope.”
“Yes, we are angry.”
On the international scene for several years now Russia has been vilified and its President has been blackened in the vile Western media, because the powers that control the Western nations and their media and their politicians want the third World War to give them hegemony or control over the entire world, and Russia is the main obstacle in the way of that worldwide monopoly of power. However, many souls all over the world have come to trust more in the fruits of Putin’s Russia avoiding war than in the fruits of the Western politicians and media doing their best to provoke war. Here follows the summary by Russians of a major speech of Putin given at the Valdai conference in Socchi, Russia, in October of 2014. Let readers judge for themselves if Putin’s words are reasonable, and if they correspond to his deeds:
1. Russia will no longer play games and engage in back-room negotiations over trifles. But Russia is prepared for serious conversations and agreements, if these are conducive to collective security, are based on fairness and take into account the interests of each side.
2. All systems of global collective security now lie in ruins. There are no longer any international security guarantees at all. And the entity that destroyed them has a name: The United States of America.
3. The builders of the New World Order have failed, having built a sand castle. Whether or not a new world order of any sort is to be built is not just Russia’s decision, but it is a decision that will not be made without Russia.
4. Russia favours a conservative approach to introducing innovations into the social order, but is not opposed to investigating and discussing such innovations, to see if introducing any of them might be justified.
5. Russia has no intention of going fishing in the murky waters created by America’s ever-expanding “empire of chaos,” and has no interest in building a new empire of her own (this is unnecessary; Russia’s challenges lie in developing her already vast territory). Neither is Russia willing to act as a saviour of the world, as she has done in the past.
6. Russia will not attempt to reformat the world in her own image, but neither will she allow anyone to reformat her in their image. Russia will not close herself off from the world, but anyone who tries to close her off from the world will be sure to reap a whirlwind.
7. Russia does not wish for the chaos to spread, does not want war, and has no intention of starting one. However, today Russia sees the outbreak of global war as almost inevitable, is prepared for it, and is continuing to prepare for it. Russia does not want war– nor does she fear it.
8. Russia does not intend to take an active role in thwarting those who are still attempting to construct their New World Order – until their efforts start to impinge on Russia’s key interests. Russia would prefer to stand by and watch them give themselves as many lumps as their poor heads can take. But those who manage to drag Russia into this process, through disregard for her interests, will be taught the true meaning of pain.
9. In her external, and, even more so, internal politics, Russia’s power will rely not on the elites and their back-room dealing, but on the will of the people. (End of the summary of Putin’s speech.)
If, when and how another World War breaks out, is entirely in God’s hands, depending on what mankind deserves. But if God must punish us for our own good, all sincere prayer between now and then will help to mitigate the human disaster. It is the enemies of God on both sides who will really have caused it.
“H” was born in Damascus, and legally immigrated to the United States from Syria more than 20 years ago, long before the current war began. She became a U.S. citizen and earned a doctor’s degree from an American university. She is completely fluent in both English and Arabic. She recently returned from a trip back to Syria, where she has many family members and friends who keep her apprised of the situation there. She is also one of the kindest and most devoted Christians I have ever met. I am keeping H’s name confidential, as I do not wish this interview to in any way jeopardize her family’s safety in Syria, or the status of her professional work in the U.S.
“That ploy of chemical weapons is a lie.
We woke up at 4 am to the hiss of the missiles and we realized that the attacks were under way. Explosions were heard around Damascus. Now everything is quiet in the center but people are worried about the future.
We knew the US intended to bomb after the alleged chemical attack on the Eastern Ghouta but hope was placed in an objective investigation on the use of chemical weapons and that for this there would be no missiles launched”, declares the friar who hopes “it is not repeated what has already happened in Iraq that was invaded in 2003 [by a coalition formed for the most part by the United States and the United Kingdom, and by minor contingents of other states, ed] because the regime of Saddam Hussein had been accused of possessing weapons of mass destruction. Weapons that were never found. The intent is to destroy Syria. The project goes on with the bombs. We just have to pray for peace now more than ever.
That ploy of chemical weapons is a lie, it is once again American politics playing the game of power; it is a scenario already seen with Saddam Hussein, and if that is remembered, you see the consequences! Trump, like those who preceded him, uses the lie of chemical weapons to justify his attack on Syria, which aims to take control of the Syrian territory so as to become the hub of oil trafficking. This is Trump’s project, a pure project of power, supported by France and England and by the silence of the International Community.
Trump’s missile attack and its lying justification are a serious threat to world peace; Trump again supports the rebels against Assad, and asks the world to stand with him because he wants to eliminate a “bloody dictator” and so he supports rebels who promise a future of terror. The International Community must not fall into Trump’s trap, the choice is not between the rebels and Assad, the choice that the Christian community testifies to in Syria is between war and peace. Trump wants war, the Church in Syria builds peace! … “
“Do not trust one inch the vile British newspapers, nor our politicians. Personally, I’m absolutely ashamed of England’s part in pursuing this attack on Syria, or supporting this attack on Syria. I’m ashamed of Theresa May and Boris Johnson. Poor things! Poor wretched things! What has England suffered? Such lies, Such unspeakable lies! And England will be punished!
– Bishop Richard Williamson
“The threat of World War as a result of the confrontation in Syria is greater even than during the Cuban Missile Crisis. And the blame for this rests squarely with the Washington ‘Deep State’ and their Zionist allies, on account of their refusal to accept the fact that the Syrian and Russian governments and their allies have defeated ISIS and the attempt to use radical Islamism as a weapon of imperialist foreign policy.”
The Catholic Herald reports that:
“Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria have criticised the US missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported earlier this week……
….. Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph Younan called the attack an aggression and told Catholic News Service: ‘It is a shame that the United States administration didn’t wait until an honest United Nations investigation was thoroughly made into what is said to be a chemical air strike in Khan Shaykun’.
‘The agglomerate media and the supremacist policy of the USA just want the killing and destroying conflict in Syria to continue, and this primarily to kill whatever attempt to resolve the bloody crisis,’ added Patriarch Younan, who was born in Syria and served for 14 years as bishop of the New Jersey-based Diocese of Our Lady of Deliverance for Syriac Catholics in the United States and Canada.
Bishop Georges Khazen, who serves Latin-rite Catholics in Aleppo, told the Rome-based Fides news agency that he was baffled by ‘the speed with which it was decided and carried out, without any adequate investigation into the tragic massacre with chemical weapons which took place in Idlib province.’
He said the attack ‘opens new disturbing scenarios for all.‘ ……
….. Syrian officials called the attack a ‘blatant aggression,’ and the General Command of the Syrian army said it ‘confirms the continuation of the wrong American strategy and restricts the counterterrorist operation that the Syrian army is conducting.’
The Syrian state news agency SANA reported nine civilians, including four children, were killed in the US attack. SANA said the civilians died in villages near the airbase and that seven more people were wounded. It was not clear whether this figure included any of the six dead announced by the Syrian army earlier.
Patriarch Younan, who said he passed Shayrat Air Base after the strike, en route to celebrate a funeral in Hafar, noted the US was accusing Syria – a UN member – of using chemical weapons, but had not investigated the charge.
‘The Syrian army was fighting successfully to end the bloody conflict going on for long. It did not need any military intervention that would be condemned by international agencies, such as using chemicals,’ he said. He added that Christians would suffer the consequences, and the final results of displacement and persecution would not be known for decades.
After the chemical attack was reported, Chaldean Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo told Fides that although he understood things were not always what they seemed, he could not imagine the Syrian government ‘is so naive and ignorant to be able to do such errors.’ …..
….. ‘Two days ago, US President Donald Trump said that Assad is part of the solution of the Syrian problem. Now he makes statements that say the contrary,’ Bishop Audo told Fides. ‘There are interests of regional powers involved in the war. We should always take this into account, especially when certain things are repeated with similar dynamics, and trigger the same reactions and the same effects already experienced in the past.’ ”