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Vatican spokesperson denies power struggles between cardinals

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en.romereports.com Federico Lombardi thanked the work of journalists, but also lamented the fact that several media groups have presented the upcoming conclave as a power struggle.


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  1. Tony K.
    1 year ago

    The idea that within the Vatican there does not exist a series of internal power struggles, back-stabbing, political allegiances, dogmatic differences, betrayals and everything else you could potentially include in your average soap opera, would be an absurd and willfully ignorant view.

    The reality is that a small group of acolytes within the Vatican's inner circle will vote in the next pope of Rome.

    This means 99.9999% of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics will not get a vote, or play any role in the "Vatican election". Neither will God, or some similar deity, for that matter.

    Please wake up, people. This is an organization very much run like a business and has very little to do with what most Catholic "believers" might think it does.

    The same can be said for the various leaders of different Islamic sects, as well as Jewish religious leaders, etc. They all declare that all others who are not of the same beliefs are "heretics" and they all want power, influence and rule over people.

    I would, instead, encourage anyone to find their own spiritual paths in life by developing and following their own passions and seeking to know one's self and the world around them.

    Surrounding one's self with good, honest, intelligent, inquisitive, talented, loving, kind and caring individuals is also highly advisable. Respect for our environment should also be paramount.

    We are but one planet in a universe made up of billions of giant galaxies populated by trillions and trillions of solar systems. Science and technology have largely answered many questions man may have once had about our surrounding nature and the larger universe.

    It should be considered highly unlikely that God, or some similar deity, will save us from ourselves and we should not consider it God's "responsibility" to save us from ourselves.

    It is up to us as individuals to work in positive, productive and sustainable partnership with everyone else.

    We must take responsibility for ourselves and the planet we share.

    We are on our own.


    Your Canadian friend,

    -Tony K.

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