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Petrus Romanus Calls For All-Powerful Global Government

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In his new apostolic exhortation on “climate change,” Laudate Deum, Pope Francis has issued a striking call for a multi-national or global government that would be independent of changing conditions in the world. Highlighting his desire for a supra-national body to ensure that “climate change” measures are implemented, Pope Francis wrote: The issue is that they [unspecified global organizations] must be endowed with real authority, in such a way as to “provide for” the attainment of certain essential goals. In this way, there could come about a multilateralism that is not dependent on changing political conditions or the interests of a certain few, and possesses a stable efficacy. The papal comments came halfway through his newly published Laudate Deum, which comes eight years after Laudato Si’ and forms a second part to that first ecological text. Writing about the “weakness of international politics,” Francis highlighted “multilateralism.” Quoting from his own 2020 Fratelli Tutti, Francis stated that “it is not helpful to confuse multilateralism with a world authority concentrated in one person or in an elite with excessive power: ‘When we talk about the possibility of some form of world authority regulated by law, we need not necessarily think of a personal authority.’” Such a “world authority” would be “more effective world organizations, equipped with the power to provide for the global common good, the elimination of hunger and poverty and the sure defence of fundamental human right,” he said, directly drawing from Fratelli Tutti… (READ MORE)

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