CAMERON REBUKES POPE FRANCIS I OVER FALKLAND ISLANDS – Within just hours of becoming the new Pope, Pope Francis I has announced that he feels the Falkland Islands belongs to Argentina and is therefore supporting Argentinean president Cristina Kirchner.
David Cameron, in a public address during a Brussels conference, remarked that “White smoke had clearly risen in the Falklands.” comparing to the way in which the Pope was elected and the recent referendum where 98.8% of the islanders voted for British Sovereignty.
David Cameron did say that he did not agree with the Pope, respectfully.
The Pope’s comments and intervention could cause the rift between Argentina and Britain to widen even further, and many consider the Pope should not have taken sides, especially considering he is Argentinean.
In contrast to the Pope’s comments it is also viewed that David Cameron might have done well to ignore the comments in order to retain cordial relations with the Holy See and the British Government.
There is no doubt regarding what the Falkland Islanders want, the vote is crystal clear and therefore Cristina Kirchner and the Pope really ought to respect the wishes of those who reside there.
The issue here of course is the prospect that there is oil within the territorial waters and both governments want control over that oil. The people are irrelevant when it comes to government decision making although this should clear NOT be the case.
In my view the Pope and the farcical organization he resides over should firmly keep its snout out of politics – the Catholic Church should be, if not disbanded, a way for people to express their faith and not an organization that is involved in any form of governmental politics.
Too long has the Roman Catholic Church been seen stalking the halls of power in all governments in order to manipulate and bend politicians to their will. It is time for governments to end this clandestine agreement with the Church and firmly slam the doors of power in its face.
I have little or indeed no time for an organization that has persecuted hundreds of millions of people around the world and murdered just as many. The current Pope himself was once under a criminal investigation himself, which clearly shows the men ruling the Catholic Church; that is of the 115 Cardinals who voted, this was the best they could come up with. It beggars belief if this is the best; what past did the others have.
The Church is rife with corruption, debauchery and scandal and the resignation of the previous Pope clearly spelled out the depth of depravity the Catholic Church and sunk.
The Pope can count himself a fortunate man that I am not the Prime Minster, because I would have clearly pointed out the UK’s position on the matter and firmly told his Holy See to keep his nose firmly out of the British Governments business.