Friday, July 27, 2012

Vatican accused of Vatileaks cover-up

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"Tagespost", the German Catholic newspaper has criticized recent media policy of the Vatican towards "Vatileaks": "If the Vatican lets with the approval of its spokesman such nonsense be placed into the world, it provokes the media itself to investigate"

The "Tagespost" (DT)criticises in a recent critique in the context of recent developments of "Vatileaks" the media policy of the Vatican and asks that the actual results of the investigations of the Vatican should be published. According to Guido Horst, the Rome correspondent of the newspaper, the Secretariat of State and the press office of the Pope are currently pursuing the strategy, "of closing the bag tightly." It should come as no surprise that "voices in and around the Vatican" fire topsy-turvey at the media. The popular theory of the Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi is that the butler had acted out of an "act of love" and was a single perpetrator and this was sharply criticized by Horst. If the Vatican lets with the approval of its spokesman such nonsense be placed into the world, it provokes the media itself to investigate. The Bild newspaper now reports that the Pope of Germans who had been betrayed by close associates." The KNA has published in this context the "relevant characteristics" of the suspects. One of the suspects is beyond doubt for Guido Horst Bishop Josef Clemens, the longtime private secretary of Cardinal Ratzinger. In the case of Clemens, this is a reasonable assumption, because he previously took every opportunity in discussions to criticise his "successor" at the side of Pope Benedict XVI- "if you wanted to hear this at the time or not." The Vatican correspondent then says in conclusion that it is not possible to dry up the rumour mill. "The solution is not a double denial" They now must make the promised "surprises" available to the public.

Topless Ukrainian feminist demonstrator throws herself at Russian Patriarch


An activist of the Ukrainian movement FEMEN threw herself topless on the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill on his descent of aircraft at the airport in Kiev, Ukraine. Wearing only jeans and with the words "Kill Kirill "written in black letters on her bare back, the militant ran forward shouting "Out!" to the patriarch who was advancing on the tarmac.

Raising her fist, she was detained by a priest in a cassock and a bodyguard. The young woman was placed in custody and will be judged in an immediate appearance charged with "hooliganism," said the Ukrainian police, quoted by the Interfax news agency.

The tough activism of FEMEN

The collective FEMEN, who struggle for democracy and women's rights, was made ​​ amous by its topless demonstrations. On their blog, the Association accused the Patriarch of wanting to strengthen Russian influence in this former Soviet republic. It also makes an issue of the case of "the illegal arrest of the anti-Putin militants," the Pussy Riots. This feminist punk band had performed a " anti-Putin prayer" in the main Russian cathedral.

Dozens of militant nationalists have also protested against the visit of Patriarch to the presidency in Kiev They carried placards on which was written especially "Out with the occupants of Moscow" and "Get out Pope-colonizer". "It is very unfortunate that people are trying to tarnish the visit of Patriarch Kirill in Ukraine by such behavior," commented a spokesman of the Russian Church, Deacon Alexander Volkov who was at the Patriarch's side.

Maids outside the home of DSK

Last October, FEMEN attracted media attention in France. They were disguised as maids outside the home of DSK in the Place des Vosges in Paris, following the incident in the Sofitel. "Come down if you are a man" they were shouting to the former IMF chief. Five months later, the same pretty girls had demonstrated in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, showing slogans like "Fundamentalism get lost” and “no Sharia”.

With naked breasts in Putin's polling station

They had also raided the same month a polling station in Moscow, where Putin and his wife had been twenty minutes previously. The three activists were denuded, showing off their breasts tattooed with "Putin thief! "And" I fly for Putin. " They were arrested and sentenced the same evening to a term of 5 to 12 days in jail.

Topless at Euro2012
On the eve of Euro 2012 which took place in Ukraine, FEMEN had shown topless in front of the Embassy of the country to demand a competition "without prostitution." The operation had been widely publicized. On May 24, Yana Zhdanova, FEMEN member, attempted to seize the Euro 2012 trophy. Stopped, she was sentenced to five days in jail. But despite the risk of imprisonment, nothing seems to affect the willingness of these women, who are desperate to fight. In an interview with the free daily20 minutes, a feminist collective explains that the movement began, when she demonstrated dressed. Seeing that no one was listening, she decided to d strip. But of the 3,000 members of the group, only about twenty demonstrated naked, including Safia Lebdi, co-founder of the movement Neither Whores nor Submissive.

German satirical magazine continues campaign against Pope, despite court order


The satirical magazine "Titanic" has rekindled an argument about the provocative title picture with Pope Benedict XVI: In the August issue of the magazine, published on Friday, a daring photo montage of the head of the Catholic Church can be seen on the cover - with color finger prints as well as with kiss marks on the cassock and red lips on his cheek. In his hands a red liquid is visible.

After the controversial photo of July, the Pope had obtained an injunction against the newspaper- the headlines now: "No reason to complain: The Pope stays clean"

The cover of the July issue showed the Pope in a similar posture, but with a large yellow stain on the cassock. On the front it said, referring to the scandal involving the betrayal of internal documents, "Hallelujah in the Vatican - The leak is found". On the back he was shown from behind with a brown stain and the comment "another leak found!".

The pope felt that the July cover violated his personal rights and has obtained a preliminary injunction. The German Bishops' Conference criticized the "Titanic" as overstepping "any degree of what is reasonable". The Hamburg Regional Court banned the further spread of the cover photo and threatened a fine for the offense. The "Titanic" has sought a counter-injunction which has yet to be decided. The German Bishops' Conference declined to comment on the new title. "No comment," spokesman Matthias Kopp told the DAPD on request.

"Titanic" does not preclude new litigation

"Titanic"-editor Leo Fischer told the news agency DAPD in view of the new edition, he does not rule out further action. "I think everything possible," he added.

"We thank the Holy Father for his interest in our magazine and ask again for the papal blessing," Fischer said in a statement given in an ironic manner. The ban had the effect of the previous edition a circulation increase of more than 70 percent in the bookshops is the issue have been sold out. "Now we hope that the Holy See interprets this new title also similar outlandish and libelous," said the "Titanic" editor in chief. It is the first time that a Pope has taken out civil proceedings against the “Titanic”.

Cathcon- the magazine should remember the history of Nazis denigrating the Church and the Pope.

This is a Nazi cartoon satirising the aim of the then Cardinal Pacelli's visit to France, where he is shown embracing a Jewish woman.
The French trip of the Cardinals.
Poisoned Cooking of the People's Front
Anathema lies
Humanite - the Communist newspaper- Christian persecution in Germany
She is really not beautiful- but she can cook.   

Pope meets Vatileaks Commission

Vatican: Pope meets Commission of Cardinals

On Thursday, July 26, Pope Benedict XVI received in audience the Commission of Cardinals appointed to conduct the administrative inquiry into the leaking of confidential information : Cardinal Julian Herranz, Cardinal Joseph Tomko, Cardinal Salvatore de Giorgi, accompanied by the Rev. P. Louis Martignani OFM Cap., Secretary of that Commission, and also the Examining Magistrate, Prof. Piero Antonio Bonnet, along with the Promoter of Justice, Prof. Nicola Picardi, the Tribunal of Vatican City State.

The Holy Father was informed of the conclusions reached by the Commission of Cardinals and the progress of the pending criminal proceedings. He thanked them for the information and asked the Vatican Judiciary to continue its work with diligence.

Also present at the meeting; Archbishop Angelo Becciu, Substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, the Rev. Monsignor Georg Gänswein, Secretary to the Holy Father, Dr. Domenico Giani, Commander of the Vatican Gendarmerie, and Dr. Greg Burke, Communications Advisor to the Secretariat of State.

Another leading supporter of reform of the reform leaves the Curia


He is personally known to Benedict XVI. As Cardinal, the Pope even wrote a preface to his famous book "Conversi ad Dominum".

The famous Father Uwe Michael Lang left all his positions in the Vatican and has returned to London. This is reported by ''.

His final post at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Father Lang is a German convert and member of the Brompton Oratory 'in London. In recent years, he worked in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. It is unclear why the cleric has resigned his offices.

Steep ascent
Father Lang was born in October 1972 in Nuremberg. He studied in Munich, Oxford and Vienna. In 1997, he converted to the church. Two years later he received his doctorate at Oxford. He then joined the Vienna Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Since 2002, he has been a member of the Oratory in London. In 2004, he was ordained a priest.

He was a fig leaf for the never realized reform of the reform
Initially, he worked for three years in the parish and school ministry. In August 2007 - after the publication of the Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum' - the Pope brought him to the Vatican as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church. Since April 2008, he has worked in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Since 2007, he has lectured at the university founded by the Legionaries of Christ 'Regina Apostolorum'.

Prayer towards the east
Father Lang is known for his work on the Roman liturgy, liturgical history and patristics. In German it was through his work "Conversi ad Dominum" known from the year 2003. It deals with the Christian prayer toward the east. The then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote the foreword