Skip to comments.Wikileaks: Vatican hoped that Poland would 'hold the family line' in the EU
Posted on 12/11/2010 7:58:36 AM PST by lizol
Even without Pope John Paul II at the helm of the Catholic Church, the Holy See's attention to Poland and the influence of Poles here remains an important dynamic in the workings of the Vatican. Recent months have offered much evidence of this, and numerous opportunities to assess the Poland - Holy See relationship. Most high-ranking and mid-level Poles have stayed on in their positions in the Vatican bureaucracy since the death of John Paul, maintaining the Vatican's Polish flavor. Pope Benedict has consistently made gestures to acknowledge the importance of the Polish Catholic Church in the context of European and world Catholicism - an importance embodied most immediately by the crowds of Polish pilgrims that still flock to Rome. Pope Benedict and other Vatican officials maintain Pope John Paul's hope that Poland will serve as a counter-weight to Western European secularism, but are wary of nationalistic or divisive forces with a Catholic label, such as media outlets under the control of Polish station Radio Maryja. With Pope Benedict XVI's May 25-28 visit to Poland looming, many in and around the Vatican are addressing these subjects.
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Looks, like Poland may seem to be the nest of all the “evil” - in today’s progressive and secular Europe.
First - it was considered to be the Trojan horse of the U.S. within the E.U.
And now the same with the Holy See. ;-)
I went to a museum on Polish history in Warsaw and it said that Poland wanted to become a democracy like America, afew years after the American Revolution. The other countries couldn’t stand having a free country in their midst and attacked and partitioned it.
Poland’s fate seems to be to have good ideas and untrustworthy neighbors.
There are many huge articles on the Polish Internet about it. All in Polish :-(
No English-speaking Internet website has ever mentioned about it :-(((