In his brand new encyclical entitled Caritas in Veritate, or Charity in Truth, Pope Benedict is openly calling for a "true world political authority" with "real teeth". At a time when many prominent world leaders are publicly calling for a "New World Order", to have the Roman pontiff openly declare that we all need a world government is more than a little alarming.
In calling for more globalization and a true world government, the Pope chose words that were very direct and to the point:
"There is a strongly felt need... for a reform of the United Nations Organisation, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth... there is urgent need of a true world political authority."
Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Sep. 1, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Sep. 1, 2009
Out of curiousity did you actually read "Charity in Truth"? There is so much spinning of what the document it's mind-boggling. It is a long complex document, and because of that it's possible to pick an item (or several items) out and take them out of the context and make is seem like the pope believes almost anything. What needs to be done is to read the piece as a whole, not pick out a paragaraph and claim you know what the pope means.
Answer by eringobrough at 10:32 AM on Sep. 1, 2009
And here's an English translation of some bullet points put out by the Vatican to help understand the encyclia.
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