April 8, 2010 (C-FAM) – In London last Friday, a high ranking United Nations (UN) jurist called on the British government to detain Pope Benedict XVI during his upcoming visit to Britain, and send him to trial in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for “crimes against humanity.”
Geoffrey Robertson touted his status as a UN judge in an article he published last week, in which he argued that jurists should invoke the same procedures that have been used to indict war criminals such as Slobodan Milosevic, to try the Pope as head of the Roman Catholic Church, who he said is ultimately responsible for sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests….(read the rest here)
A couple of observations about this.
1) Now we know why the Catholic Church used armies in the middle ages. Force sometimes preserves one’s independence, after all. It’s not a politically correct idea, but we live in the real world. Sometimes, in order to make yourself heard and understood and free, carrying a big stick – or at least something – is necessary. It might be time to rejuvinate the guard again to ensure a foreign power does not lay a finger on the Holy Father. We know the U.N. is not exactly an intimidating force to be too concerned about.
2) Remember what I said a few days ago in an earlier blog post:
“Practically speaking, this marginalization will mean that the Pope will not be welcome in certain countries as the political pressure to exclude him…With the Catholic Church out of the way, so many roads become unobstructed for the brave new world and socialist utopia of the population controllers.
It will be a collaborative effort, beginning with a few of the more anti-Catholic countries in Europe. If the Pope is able to visit these countries, it will be merely as a pastoral visit and not as a head of state. But this will be practically impossible to do in any case.
The shepherd will be struck and the sheep will scatter. Once our Shepherd has been isolated among many of the western nations, the persecution of the Church in these countries will then grow exponentially. The Church will lose many of its benefits and even rights. In some cases, the Church will be driven underground, with Catholics unable to worship in public. After the institutional church is attacked, individual Catholics will be targeted. This attack will be concurrent with the attack on other Christian churches and communities as well, to the extent that they refuse to abandon traditional moral principles.”