"Religious liberty, the condition for stability and peace in Europe"

Source: FSSPX News


The Holy See "condemns all forms of anti-Semitism and racism, which are contrary to the very foundations of Christianity and are totally indefensible in cultures close to the Christianity " asserted Mgr. Pietro Parolin on December 2nd, 2003 in Maastricht. He is the leader of the Vatican delegation at the ministerial Conference of OSCE, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

For the Holy See, the OSCE and the rest of the international community must thus "assure an appropriate formation and correct information" and "educate in coexistence and in mutual confidence, in respect for religion, for history, for culture and for the intrinsic value of every person ".

From the point of view of education, it is necessary "to guarantee that legislation and courses of study respect the religious identity of the various ethnic groups and the right of parents to educate their own children", underlined the leader of the delegation of the Holy See, who asked the OSCE "to try hard to maintain a real and constant dialogue with all the competent authorities" in member countries. It is a necessity to be able to "fight intolerance, ethnic and racial prejudices" and promote respect for "religious liberty".

"Respect for all forms of religious liberty should guarantee security and the stability in the XXIth century" recalled Mgr. Parolin, quoting the words of Jean-Paul II. While the OSCE is about to adopt a "strategy to face threats in stability and in security in the XXIth century", the Holy See also advocates a "common answer" to different threats, in order to "avoid the danger of unilateralism".

This ideology of religious liberty - for it is truly an ideology - is, along with ecumenism, the greatest danger which threatens the Church, and consequently the world. The blindness of the pastors on this point is truly a divine punishment, which makes them choose the means to bring about what they want to avoid.