Category: Europe religion

Бенедикт XVI: курс на поддержку мировой политической власти 0

BENEDICT XVI: A COURSE TO SUPPORT WORLD POLITICAL POWER

Without stopping the process of de-Christianization of Western society, John Paul II, however, achieved significant success in strengthening the position of the Vatican as a major player in the world political arena. Here the Holy See has secured a well-defined niche, firmly linking its policy with American strategic interests.

Экуменическая открытость и ее итоги 0

ECUMENICAL OPENNESS AND ITS RESULTS

Strengthening the international influence of the Vatican accompanied by widening external openness of Catholicism and active part in the Ecumenical movement, committed with “purification of the historical memory” working on “reconciling” with other religions. If the second Vatican Council only outlined this restructuring of consciousness, then John Paul II brought it to its logical end.

GEOPOLITICS OF JOHN PAUL II 0

GEOPOLITICS OF JOHN PAUL II

Simultaneously with the strengthening of internal Church positions, the Vatican set itself the task of restoring its international political weight and influence, and primarily by strengthening its positions in Eastern Europe. As for both the Vatican and the United States, these States have become the main arena of geopolitical confrontation with the Soviet Union, their strategic interests here completely coincided.

Ватикан и католические священники - педофилы 0

THE VATICAN AND CATHOLIC PRIESTS – PEDOPHILES

In France, a new wave of scandal around Catholic priests accused of pedophilia, and their patrons from the Vatican. On Tuesday, the court of Lyon summoned two high-ranking hierarchs of the Catholic Church: Archbishop of Lyon, cardinal Philip Barbaren and prefect of the Congregation of the doctrine of faith Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer.

Религиозные войны Европы 0

THE RELIGIOUS WARS OF EUROPE

The international policy of the second half of XVI and the first half of XVII centuries was determined by the division of European States into two religious camps. Of them greater cohesion and a more aggressive character differed the Catholic camp, at the head of which stood the Habsburgs, first the Spanish (during the time of Philip II), then Austria (during the thirty years war). Protestantism had defenders in the face of such rulers and politicians as Elizabeth of England, William of orange, Henry IV of France, Gustav Adolf of Sweden, and in the face of entire Nations whose national independence was threatened by a Catholic reaction.

«Католицизм в наступлении: идеология и политика Ватикана в условиях перехода к глобализированному мировому порядку» 0

THE IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS OF THE VATICAN IN THE CONDITIONS OF TRANSITION TO THE GLOBALIZED WORLD ORDER

At the turn of the 1950s and 1960s, Catholicism, adjusting to the demands of the era in order to preserve its influence, allowed for a renewed turn at the second Vatican Council, which marked the beginning of Ecumenical openness of the Church, which had serious consequences, expressed in the spread of religious pluralism and tolerance, in the active process of pacification, which accelerated the de-Christianization of Western society.