Vatican Cables




Pope Francis condemns populism - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis has offered his unequivocal support to grassroots organizers and activists"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who are fighting for social justice, and environmentalism"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the pontiff "reaffirms" their choice to fight against any kind of "tyranny":"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as Christians - and all people of good will - it is for us to live and act at this moment"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is a grave responsibility, to prevent any kind of dehumanisation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the remarks can be viewed as a clear endorsement by the Pope of resistance against populism"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "while he did not name "Trump", the letter, read at the opening of the US Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, California, directly protests against the Republican"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the Pope: "the direction taken beyond this historic turning point"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "will depend on people’s involvement and participation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and, largely, on yourselves - the popular movements"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Pope offered praise to the activists who are organizing themselves: "I know that you have committed yourselves""

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to stand for social justice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to defend our Sister Mother Earth - I want to reaffirm your choice !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Pope emphasized the importance of not classifying others"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "she is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a critic of 21st-century capitalism"

 

 

 

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  • "he is one of the Pope’s most senior aides and a professor of climate change economics"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this week they will join forces in the latest move by Pope Francis"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to shift the debate on global warming"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Naomi Klein and Cardinal Peter Turkson are to lead a high-level conference on the environment, bringing together churchmen, scientists and activists to debate climate change action"

 

 

 

 

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  • "release of the document earlier this month thrust the pontiff"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to the centre of the global debate on climate change"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as he berated politicians for creating a system"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that serves wealthy countries at the expense of the poorest"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "activists and religious leaders will gather in Rome to a conference"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "which will focus on the UN’s impending climate change summit"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the United Nations climate change conference, which will be hosted by Paris"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "nearly 500 years since Galileo was found guilty of heresy, the Holy See is leading the rallying cry for the world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to wake up and listen to scientists on climate change"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, said we are depending on the Pope’s"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "moral voice and moral leadership to speed up action"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Pope has upset some conservatives for drawing people from outside the clergy into the heart of the debate"

 

 

 

 

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  • "but Klein said the Pope’s position as a "moral voice" in the world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "gives him the unique ability to unite for a common goal"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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economic Crisis creating a Generation of isolated Youth
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis warned that the global economic crisis risked"

 

 

 

 

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  • "creating a generation blighted by youth unemployment"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "society needed to become more inclusive"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in order to avoid young people becoming isolated"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we are running the risk of having a generation that does not work. From work comes a person's dignity"

 

 

 

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  • "when we isolate the young we strip them of the possibility of belonging and the young have to belong"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we need to make an effort to bring everyone into society"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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wasting Food is like stealing from the Poor - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis denounced a "culture of waste" in an increasingly consumerist world"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "throwing away good food was like stealing from poor people"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "our grandparents used to make a point of not throwing away leftover food"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "consumerism has made us accustomed to wasting food daily and we are unable to see its real value"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "throwing away food"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "around 1.3bn tonnes of food, or one-third of what is produced for human consumption"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "gets lost or wasted every year"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "according to the United Nations' food agency"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "simple measures such as better storage and reducing over-sized portions"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "would sharply reduce the vast amount of food going to waste"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "United Nations: hunger affects 870 million people"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "while 2 billion suffer from at least one nutritional deficiency"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Francis meets Predecessor Benedict XVI
- the Guardian
: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis has met his predecessor, Benedict XVI"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the first meeting of two popes in more than 600 years"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the chapel where they prayed together, Benedict offered Francis the traditional kneeler used by the pope"

 

 

 

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  • "Francis refused to take it alone, saying "we're brothers""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the two prayed together on the kneeler"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "he arrived - in his own words, eight years ago - as a simple, humble worker in God's vineyard"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and on a grey, cold, blustery day in February, Pope Benedict XVI signed off in the same fashion"

 

 

 

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  • "like an elderly labourer who can no longer ignore the pains in his back; who can no more count on the strength of his arms"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "from 28 February 2013, at 20.00 hours"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the see of Rome, the see of Saint Peter, will be vacant"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a conclave to elect the new supreme pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- Capital: Vatican City - [ HS = Holy See ]


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Fair Trade for All - US cable - 2001: LINK ¤ 01VATICAN5650

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  • "the Vatican's pre-WTO Doha document, entitled "development dimensions of the world trade organization""

 

 

 

 

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  • "called for gestures of flexibility and solidarity"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as a step towards a more inclusive vision of world trade"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "fair trade relations"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "are an essential component of economic and human development"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "economics and trade must be pursued within the broader context of human development"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the promotion of human rights and the elimination of poverty"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Vatican laments the fact that developing countries are forced to divert vital resources to implementing new international duties, especially intellectual property protection"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Vatican calls for a review of TRIPS [wto agreement on intellectual property rights]"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to balance the interests of developed and developing countries"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "no trade interest should hinder"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the most essential aspects of the right to life"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Vatican urges greater transparency for the WTO [world trade organization]"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in all aspects of decision making"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "developing nations need to own the decisions that impact directly on their economies"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People First - US cable - 2002: LINK ¤ 02VATICAN4217

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  • "people come first"

 

 

 

 

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  • "will be the leitmotif for the Vatican delegation at the world summit of sustainable development"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Pope wished summit delegates success"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in finding effective ways for an integral human development"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "keeping in mind the economic, social and environmental dimension"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Pope described the world as "increasingly interdependent""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we have a divine call to cultivate and protect the earth"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "its people and resources"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "peace, justice and the protection of the environment"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "can only be the fruit of common effort by all humanity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "rich and poor"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Holy See highlighted as its priorities poverty eradication, employment opportunities"

 

 

 

 

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  • "education, basic health care, and adequate shelter"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they also support new patterns of consumption and production"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in which the human person recognizes his or her responsibility to help order the world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Paul II - US cable - 2003: LINK ¤ 03VATICAN4751

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  • "Pope John Paul II marked the 25th anniversary of his Pontificate"

 

 

 

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  • "with over 70,000 well-wishers in St. Peter's square"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Pope is one of the most compelling public figures of the 20th Century"

 

 

 

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  • "and continues to garner international attention even as he struggles with physical limitations of Parkinson's disease and ageing"

 

 

 

 

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  • "John Paul II has transformed the Papacy, making it not only the spiritual guide to the world's billion Catholics"

 

 

 

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  • "but perhaps the leading moral voice in the world today"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope misses Easter Services - US cable - 2005:
LINK ¤ 05VATICAN461

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  • "for the first time since his 1978 election to the papacy"

 

 

 

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  • "Pope John Paul II was unable to participate in the Vatican's holy week and easter celebrations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Conclave - US cable - 2005: LINK ¤ 05VATICAN463

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  • "the conclave to elect a new pope will begin inside the Sistine Chapel"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "where the cardinals are ceremonially locked in ("conclave" or "with key")"

 

 

 

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  • "before each voting session to ensure secrecy and to protect them from outside influence"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "while free to move about, cardinal electors must stay in Vatican City the entire time of the conclave"

 

 

 

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  • "all forms of communication with the outside world are banned"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a two-thirds majority is necessary for a new pope to be validly elected during the initial twelve days of the conclave"

 

 

 

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  • "thereafter, a simple majority suffices"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the conclave lasts until a new pope is elected"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "after each inconclusive voting session, the ballots are combined with a chemical and burned to release a black smoke"

 

 

 

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  • "this indicates to the public in St. Peter's Square that a new pope has not been elected"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "when a candidate is eventually elected, the Cardinal Dean, asks the newly chosen man if he accepts the office"

 

 

 

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  • "by accepting, the man immediately becomes pope"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the newly elected Pope is then asked by what name he wishes to be called"

 

 

 

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  • "it is traditional to choose a saint's name or the name used by one of his 264 predecessors (except for the name of the first pope, Saint Peter)"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as in previous votes, the ballots are then burned with a chemical, but this time, by tradition"

 

 

 

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  • "it releases white smoke indicating a successful vote"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Benedict XVI - US cable - 2005: LINK ¤ 05VATICAN467

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  • "the Roman Catholic college of cardinals elected German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger supreme Pontiff"

 

 

 

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  • "Ratzinger, 78, has taken the name Pope Benedict XVI"

 

 

 

 

 

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comment US:

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  • "the election of John Paul II's theologian to succeed him suggests that the college of cardinals wanted"

 

 

 

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  • "the closest possible theological continuity they could find in a new Pope"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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historisches Treffen: Franziskus besucht Benedikt XVI. - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "Franziskus und der emeritierte Papst beteten gemeinsam in der Kapelle der Sommerresidenz"

 

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  • "Benedikt hat seinem Nachfolger den Ehrenplatz angeboten, doch Franziskus erwiderte "wir sind Brüder""

 

 

 

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  • "und bestand darauf, dass beide zusammen auf derselben Kniebank knien"

 

 

 

 

 

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Schönborn: bin glücklich über die Wahl und froh, weiter Kardinal zu sein - Markus Rohrhofer: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "es ist einfach schön zu sehen, dass das alte Sprichwort sich wieder bestätigt: "wer als Papst in das Konklave geht, kommt als Kardinal heraus""

 

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  • "niemand - vor allem die Medien - hat mit einer solchen Entscheidung gerechnet"

 

 

 

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  • "es gibt eben wirkliche Überraschungen in der Kirche"

 

 

 

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der Standard: "bekommen nun die Anliegen der Befreiungstheologie mehr Gewicht durch einen Papst aus Lateinamerika ?"


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  • "die Themen, die Lateinamerika bewegen, bekommen natürlich durch diesen Papst Akzent"

 

 

 

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  • "die Armut, die soziale Gerechtigkeit"

 

 

 

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  • "die Umweltfrage, die Demokratisierung der Regierungsformen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interview mit Hubert Feichtlbauer
- der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "es gibt eine Bestimmung im Kirchenrecht, die besagt, dass der Papst sein Amt persönlich oder im kollegialen Verbund ausüben kann"

 

 

 

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  • "er könnte sich zum Beispiel verpflichten, sich mit einer Repräsentanz von hochrangigen Kirchenfunktionären aus allen Teilen der Welt regelmäßig zu beraten"

 

 

 

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  • "eine so gestaltete große Kurienreform wäre automatisch verbunden mit einer gewissen Dezentralisierung der Machtbefugnisse eines Papstes und würde viel in Bewegung setzen"

 

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  • "damit lokale, regionale oder kontinentale Bischofskonferenzen einen größeren Einfluss bekommen"

 

 

 

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  • "dann könnte man regional vieles ausprobieren, sozusagen "Kirchenversuche" machen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Papst Benedikt XVI. tritt zurück
- der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "Papst Benedikt XVI. wird als Oberhaupt der katholischen Kirche zurücktreten"

 

 

 

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  • "als Grund nannte der 85-Jährige gesundheitliche Überlegungen: die Kräfte reichen angesichts seines Alters nicht mehr"

 

 

 

 

 

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bis Ostern wird es einen neuen Papst geben
- der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "der neue Papst wird von einem Konklave gewählt, das aus den Kardinälen der römisch-katholischen Kirche besteht"

 

 

 

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  • "seit Alexander III. (1159-1181) wählen die Kardinäle den Papst mit einer Zweidrittel-Mehrheit"

 

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  • "eingeführt wurde das Konklave (vom lateinischen "cum clave","mit dem Schlüssel") beim Konzil von Lyon im Jahr 1274"

 

 

 

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  • "wahlberechtigt sind Kardinäle unter 80 Jahren"

 

 

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  • "nach dem Einzug in die Sixtinische Kapelle legen die Kardinäle den Eid ab"

 

 

 

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  • "wenn die Kardinäle nacheinander an die Urne treten, sprechen sie die Formel: "Ich rufe Christus, der mein Richter sein wird, zum Zeugen an, dass ich den gewählt habe""

 

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  • "von dem ich glaube, dass er nach Gottes Willen gewählt werden sollte"

 

 

 

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  • "solange schwarzer Rauch aus der Sixtina aufsteigt, hat kein Kandidat die erforderliche Mehrheit"

 

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  • "ist die Entscheidung gefallen, muss der Kandidat die Wahl annehmen. Dann wird er gefragt, welchen Namen er sich gibt"

 

 

 

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  • "die Kardinäle huldigen ihm und versprechen Gehorsam"

 

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  • "aus dem Schornstein steigt nun weißer Rauch auf"

 

 

 

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  • "die Welt blickt auf die Loggia des Petersdoms"

 

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  • "wo der erste der Kardinaldiakon den neuen Papst mit den Worten "habemus Papam" präsentiert"

 

 

 

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  • "das neue Pontifikat beginnt mit dem Segen "Urbi et Orbi" (der Stadt und dem Erdkreis)"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAINT PETER - Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ SAINT PETER

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  • "Saint Peter also known as Simon Peter, according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Church"

 

 

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  • "the Roman Catholic Church considers him to be the first Pope"
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