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Vatican to contribute to pro-abortion World Health Organization
LifeSite News ^ | May 22, 2020 | Martin Bürger

Posted on 05/23/2020 5:19:18 PM PDT by ebb tide

Vatican to contribute to pro-abortion World Health Organization

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GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has announced its intent “to contribute to the WHO Emergency Fund for the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline medical workers.” The World Health Organization (WHO) is part of the United Nations and supports both contraception and abortion.

During his remarks at the 73rd World Health Assembly this May, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, pointed out that the Vatican “has already made various donations to the regions in need of urgent help.”

Additionally, “many religious orders, parishes and priests have been on the frontlines, caring for those who have been infected and their families.”

Ironically, the Vatican’s announcement to contribute to the WHO came only weeks after pro-life leaders praised President Donald Trump for halting funding to the international public health agency.

“This is a brilliant and brave move from President Trump,” commented John Smeaton, Director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. “Not only has the World Health Organisation been planning for years to promote abortion in a COVID-19-type pandemic, it has become abundantly clear even to the secular world that the WHO is serving the world’s most corrupt power structures rather than the common good.”

Jeff Gunnarson of Campaign Life Coalition in Canada said, “When a health organization that is designed to monitor the physical well being of the globe’s citizens but ignores the cries of the unborn, it’s critical that not only should they be defunded but shuttered.”

Archbishop Jurkovič concluded his brief remarks at the World Health Assembly “by relaying the fervent hope of Pope Francis that the heightened research motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic will be conducted ‘in a transparent and disinterested way, in order to find vaccines and treatments and to guarantee universal access to essential technologies that will enable every infected person, in every part of the world, to receive the necessary health care.’”

Neither the archbishop nor the Pope addressed the fact that at least several of the potential coronavirus vaccines currently in development are based on cell lines of aborted babies.

While the Vatican’s donation to the WHO Emergency Fund was specified as “for the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline medical workers,” some Catholics wonder how the Vatican can support the WHO at all, given its direct opposition to Church teaching on matters like abortion.

On its website, the WHO states, among other things, “Every woman has the recognized human right to decide freely and responsibly without coercion and violence the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health (ICPD 1994). Access to legal and safe abortion is essential for the realization of these rights.”

The WHO “provides global technical and policy guidance on the use of contraception to prevent unintended pregnancy, safe abortion, and treatment of complications from unsafe abortion.”

The WHO also supports sex education programs that advise children be taught about masturbation from infancy. 

In the past, the Vatican, which is not a member of the United Nations, but an observer, has been cautious about even symbolically supporting the organization’s efforts when they are in opposition to the Church’s doctrine.

In 1996, the Vatican announced that it “cannot offer any symbolic contribution to UNICEF,” the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.

Archbishop Renato Martino, at the time the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, argued that suspending “the practice of making a symbolic contribution was the result of the Holy See’s increasing preoccupation with the changes in UNICEF’s activities which have begun to divert some of its already scarce economic and human resources from the care of the most basic needs of children to other areas outside of that specific mandate given by the United Nations to UNICEF.”

Martino specifically mentioned “[e]vidence of UNICEF involvement in advocacy to alter national legislation regarding abortion” and “credible reports that UNICEF workers in various countries were distributing contraceptives and counseling their use.”

Both concerns could also be addressed at the WHO, which is nevertheless now being supported by the Vatican.

Just last year, the Holy See declared it was not going to participate in “The Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25” on the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

“The organizers’ decision, however, to focus the conference on a few controversial and divisive issues that do not enjoy international consensus and that do not reflect accurately the broader population and development agenda outlined by the ICPD, is regrettable,” the Vatican pointed out.

“The ICPD and its encompassing Programme of Action within the international community’s broad development agenda should not be reduced to so-called ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ and ‘comprehensive sexuality education.’”

Pope Francis himself has praised the United Nations in 2015 during his address to the General Assembly in New York.

“The praiseworthy international juridical framework of the United Nations Organization and of all its activities, like any other human endeavour, can be improved, yet it remains necessary; at the same time it can be the pledge of a secure and happy future for future generations,” the Pope said.

Pope Paul VI was the first Pope to speak to the General Assembly of the United Nations, followed by both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict.

“I can only reiterate the appreciation expressed by my predecessors, in reaffirming the importance which the Catholic Church attaches to this Institution and the hope which she places in its activities,” Francis said in 2015.

The coronavirus pandemic has also raised questions about the WHO’s connections to the Communist regime in China.


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Ironically, the Vatican’s announcement to contribute to the WHO came only weeks after pro-life leaders praised President Donald Trump for halting funding to the international public health agency.
1 posted on 05/23/2020 5:19:18 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: Al Hitan; Coleus; DuncanWaring; Fedora; irishjuggler; Jaded; JoeFromSidney; kalee; markomalley; ...

Ping


2 posted on 05/23/2020 5:20:05 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: ebb tide

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Matthew 18:6


3 posted on 05/23/2020 5:24:46 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Sede vacante.


4 posted on 05/23/2020 5:30:38 PM PDT by dsc (As for the foundations of the Catholic faith, this pontificate is an outrage to reason.)
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To: ebb tide
Say it ain't so!

"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

5 posted on 05/23/2020 5:30:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (FMF Corpsman - Lima 3/5 RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ebb tide

Gen_6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Its not that bad yet (I guess?) because every day someone comes up with a new topper for the stupid of yesterday.


6 posted on 05/23/2020 5:31:54 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true.... ~~ Donald J. Trump)
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To: ebb tide

Benedict was a good Pope.


7 posted on 05/23/2020 5:34:21 PM PDT by Arcadian Empire
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To: dsc

Remember Benedict.


8 posted on 05/23/2020 5:35:02 PM PDT by Arcadian Empire
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To: dsc

+1


9 posted on 05/23/2020 5:35:38 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: ebb tide

I miss JPII so much.

I’m sorry. I’m a Catholic but this guy is on the enemy’s team.

The CCP has infiltrated our Vatican.


10 posted on 05/23/2020 5:37:08 PM PDT by lizma2
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To: ebb tide

There are a lot of SUPER-CRIMINAL Divide and Control COLLECTIVES in this world. Many of them prey upon children.


11 posted on 05/23/2020 6:07:30 PM PDT by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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To: lizma2

Me too. Benedict is alive still for a reason. This guy is not my pope.


12 posted on 05/23/2020 6:30:11 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Phillyred

Here as well. This heretic has NEVER been my Pope!!!


13 posted on 05/23/2020 6:55:58 PM PDT by bantam
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To: ebb tide

14 posted on 05/23/2020 7:10:05 PM PDT by knarf
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To: ebb tide

The UN “can be the pledge of a secure and happy future for future generations,” the Pope said.

Absurdity and irony in one simple statement.


15 posted on 05/23/2020 7:51:41 PM PDT by Marchmain (safe, legal and wrong)
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The UN “can be the pledge of a secure and happy future for future generations,” the Pope said.

Nothing new from the postconciliar popes:

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER PAUL VI
TO THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION*  

Monday, 4 October 1965

You proclaim here the fundamental rights and duties of man, his dignity, his freedom and above all his religious freedom. We feel that you thus interpret the highest sphere of human wisdom and, We would almost say, its sacred character. For you deal here above all with human life, and human life is sacred; no one may dare make an attempt upon it. Respect for life, even with regard to the great problem of the birth rate, must find here in your Assembly its highest affirmation and its most rational defense.

.....................................................

One more word, Gentlemen, one last word: this edifice which you are constructing does not rest upon merely material and earthly foundations, for if so, it would be a house built upon sand; it rests above all on our own consciences. The hour has indeed struck for "conversion," for personal transformation, for interior renewal. We must get used to thinking of man in a new way; and of men's life in common in a new way; in a new way, too, of the paths of history and the destiny of the world, in accordance with the words of Saint Paul, to "put on the new man, which has been created according to God in justice and holiness of truth" (Eph. 4:23).

16 posted on 05/23/2020 8:17:57 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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17 posted on 05/23/2020 9:36:39 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: ebb tide

You’re getting the idea of how wrong it is to pray to the created.


18 posted on 05/24/2020 5:31:13 AM PDT by ealgeone
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To: ebb tide

Not OK in my opinion.


19 posted on 05/24/2020 1:47:59 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Arcadian Empire

“Remember Benedict.”

AFAIK, Benedict doesn’t claim to be pope.


20 posted on 05/24/2020 8:26:00 PM PDT by dsc (As for the foundations of the Catholic faith, this pontificate is an outrage to reason.)
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