Spanish priests join opposition to pope's €60m visit. STOP paying for the sorcery of the Eucharist!
Benedict XVI is going to Madrid next week for the WYD World Youth Day and it will cost Spain €60m visit, what a waste of money during the economic crisis hitting Spain along with Greece...
But these 100 priests should have protested earlier, not at the last minute.
Read our related articles in our new blog Pope Crimes & Vatican Evils. Benedict XVI Ratzinger Crimes Against Humanity at The Hague http://popecrimes.blogspot.com/
It is time to stop paying for the sorcery of the Eucharist by the Pope who has no power to create anything and has no power to reincarnate dead cats and dogs how much more re-incarnate his God Jesus, read our related article http://stella0maris.blogspot.com/2010/01/magisterium-benedict-versus-holy-mary.html
Opus Dei has many secret members in government and in wealthy corporations who are sponsoring the pope's visit.
America & the World, wake up and see the Victims in USA - Attackers - Responsible Leaders
Pearl Harbor - 3,000 victims - 170 planes - Admiral Yamamoto
WTC & 9/11 attacks - 3,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden
JP2 Army - 15,736 victims - 6,000 pedophile priests - John Paul II & Benedict XVI & Opus Dei, the new Vatican Trinity
Opus Dei controlled the 27 years papacy of John Paul II and is therefore the foremost guilty party who aided and abetted and covered-up the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army. Opus Dei wrote most of John Paul II’s books and writings and to ensure their perpetuity as “All things Catholic”, they want JP2 to be beatified and canonized now by Benedict XVI so as not to take any chances on other future popes. The FACE of Opus Dei is John Paul II and the PHANTOM Spirit of Opus Dei is their founder St. Josemaria Escriva, read our related article John Paul II, Patron of Pederasts and Opus Dei – analysis of Joaquin Navarro-Valls’ reasons for JP2 beatification at Opus Dei conference in Rome http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/narcissism-and-grandiosity-of-john-paul.html
The 15,736 victims is from the recent report of the US Catholic Bishops Conference harmed by almost 6,000 pedophile priests. Note that the victims of the JP2 Army are 5 times those of Osama's 9-11, read our related article 9/11 victims 3,000. JP2 Army 100,000s. May Day: both Hitler and bin Laden Announced Dead on May 1 on John Paul II Beatification Day B-Day http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/05/911-victims-5000-jp2-army-100000s-may.html
Read our related article Fr. Murphy in the Evil Eyes of Benedict XVI On 'Today' Show: Religious Leader Tells Americans To 'Continue The Faith In Christ' http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/
Spanish priests join opposition to pope's €60m visit
The Guardian (United Kingdom)
Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 9 August 2011
Pope Benedict is scheduled to hold a prayer vigil and mass as Cuatro Vientos airport outside Madrid, as part of the World Youth Day event. Photograph: Reuters
More than 100 priests from Madrid's poorest parishes have added their voices to the growing protest at the cost of Pope Benedict's visit to Madrid next week.
An umbrella group – the Priest's Forum – says the estimated €60m (£53m) cost of the papal visit, not counting security, cannot be justified at a time of massive public sector cuts and 20% unemployment in Spain.
Evaristo Villar, a 68-year-old member of the group, said he objected to the multinationals with which the Catholic church has had to ally itself to cover the costs of the "showmanship" of the event.
"The companies that are backing World Youth Day and the pope's visit leave much to be desired," he said. "They are the ones who, together with international capital, have caused the crisis. We are not against the pope's visit, we are against the way it is being staged."
The more than 100 corporate sponsors of the event include Coca-Cola, Telefónica and Santander. Opponents of the visit have set up a Facebook page calling for a boycott of the sponsors. Some 140 groups, among them the secular organisation Europa Laica (Secular Europe), are against the visit.
"Catholics can go wherever they like in Madrid but the freedom of movement of the rest of us is restricted," said Francisco Delgado, leader of Europa Laica, on discovering that the city had prohibited his group's proposed march.
Europa Laica plans to march under the slogans "Not a penny of my taxes for the pope" and "For a secular state". There is particular ire that the some 500,000 pilgrims expected in the city will get free transport. Madrid metro fares rose by 50% on Monday.
"With the economic crisis we are going through, we can't pay for this. The church should set the example," said a spokesman for the Indignados movement, which has staged high-profile protests in central Madrid. "They propose to spend €60m when the regional government has just cut €40m from the education budget."
Yago de la Cierva, the executive director of World Youth Day 2011, an event built around the papal visit, said: "We have made a huge effort to be moderate and economically responsible. The new generations – young people today – they like big events and the church uses all the tools that exist to present the message of Jesus Christ."
Interest in the Catholic church is on the wane among young people in Spain. A recent survey by the national statistics office showed that the number of believers aged 18 to 24 has fallen by 56% in the past 10 years.
The pope's visit to Barcelona last November was poorly received, with the popemobile forced to drive at top speed past small groups of the faithful along mainly deserted streets.
La visita del Papa, NO con mis impuestos
Documento con fecha sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2011. Publicado el miércoles, 10 de agosto de 2011.
Autor: laicismo.org.Fuente: Observatorio de la Laicidad.
El papa Benedicto XVI tiene previsto realizar dos visitas a España, una el próximo mes de noviembre a Santiago y Barcelona, y en 2011 para la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud en Madrid.
En ambos casos su asistencia se realiza con una doble condición, como Jefe de Estado de un ficticio país llamado Vaticano, y como jefe de una iglesia, la católica. Este incoherente estatus, jefe de un Estado y jefe de una iglesia, le permite realizar sus viajes pastorlaes a costa del Estado al que visita. Así en el caso de la visita a Madid, el Estado costeará la mitad del mismo, unos cinco millones de euros.
Entendemos que la ciudadanía no tiene por qué costear las visitas y viajes pastorales de quien viene a predicar y difundir doctrinas con las que puede o no estar de acuerdo.
Por qué tengo que costearle la difusión de su doctrina o el fortalecimiento de una organización que:
- rechaza la igualdad y mantiene un papel secundario para la mujer;
- es homófoba, va contra el matrimonio entrre homosexuales;
- que ataca el derecho al aborto;
- que ataca el uso del preservativo aunque mueran miles de personas por SIDA,
- que mantienen y protege a pedófilos en su seno,
- que mantiene acuerdos y concordatos que privilegian su posición jurídica para difundir sus doctrinas;
- que mantienen miles de catequistas dando su religión en las escuelas públicas:
- que reciben miles de millones de euros al año del Estado
Por todo ello los ciudadanos y ciudadanas firmantes nos manifestamos en contra de que estos viajes se paguen con el dinero público, y exigimos de las administraciones que no se paguen estas visitas.
Translation from Google
The Pope's visit, not with my taxes
Document dated Saturday, December 31, 2011. Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
Author: laicismo.org.Fuente: Observatory of Secularism.
Pope Benedict XVI plans to make two visits to Spain, next month from November to Santiago and Barcelona in 2011 for World Youth Day in Madrid.
In both cases, their assistance is carried out with a dual capacity as head of state of a fictitious country called the Vatican, and as head of a church, the Catholic Church. This inconsistent status, head of state and head of a church, allows you to trips off the state pastorlaes that visit. Thus in the case of the visit to Madid, the state will pay half of it, some five million euros.
We understand that citizens do not have to pay visits and pastoral visits to those who come to preach and spread doctrines with which they may or may not agree.
Why do I have to cost the dissemination of their doctrine or strengthening an organization that:
- Rejects equality and maintains a secondary role for women;
- Is homophobic, it is against gay marriage entrre;
- Attacking abortion rights;
- Attacking the use of condoms even thousands of people die from AIDS,
- Maintaining and protecting pedophiles in its midst,
- Which has agreements and accords that favor their legal position to spread their doctrines;
- To maintain thousands of catechists giving their religion in public schools:
- Receiving billions of euros a year from the State
Therefore the undersigned citizens speak out against us that these trips are paid with public money, and demand that government not paid these visits.