Category: RELIGION

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.

«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.

Скрытая экономика РПЦ 0

THE HIDDEN ECONOMY OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

27 years ago, when the Soviet Union collapsed and religious revival began, there were about 6.5 thousand parishes in the Church, two – thirds of them in Ukraine. It was then that the fundamental problem of the modern ROC arose: there was no one to revive religion and its institutions. After all, all the churchmen were exterminated as a class, and the phrase “religion is opium for the people” was quoted by all the citizens of the USSR with an understanding smile. Favorite question in the Church was: “And what of your Gagarin did not see God?»