Frontrunner to succeed Pope Benedict 16th had called for a World Political Authority

News came this morning that Pope Benedict 16th is resigning.

Nine names are said to be papabili (potential popes), frontrunners to succeed Benedict 16th. Among them is an ominous name — Peter Turkson of Ghana, Africa.

It is not just that his name “Peter” is evocative of St. Malachy’s (1094-1148) prophesy that the last pope would be one “Peter the Roman,” Peter Turkson was the person who, in 2011, had called for a “supranational world political Authority,” i.e., a one-world government.

I am therefore re-publishing this post, originally titled “About the Vatican’s Call for a World Political Authority,” which I had first published on October 26, 2011.

~Eowyn (Feb. 11, 2013)

Two days ago, on October 24, 2011, the Vatican issued a curious document calling for the creation of a “supranational global political Authority” and a central world bank to manage and cure the ills of the world’s economies.

The proposal, Note on the reform of the international financial and monetary systems in the context of global public authority” (henceforth, “The Note”), was not authored by the Pope but by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP). Nevertheless, the PCJP is a part of the Roman Curia or the Holy See, the leaders of the PCJP are appointed by the Pope, and The Note liberally references and quotes past and present popes. Given all this, one can only conclude that The Note has Pope Benedict XVI‘s approval.

To read a translation of The Note, click here.

The Note begins by declaring:

“The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence. [...] as Benedict XVI teaches, the crisis ‘obliges us to re-plan our journey, to set ourselves new rules and to discover new forms of commitment, to build on positive experiences and to reject negative ones. The crisis thus becomes an opportunity for discernment, in which to shape a new vision for the future. In this spirit, with confidence rather than resignation, it is appropriate to address the difficulties of the present time.'”

The author(s) of the Note attributes the global economic crisis to mainly two factors:

  • Economic liberalism, i.e., the free market;
  • Problems of personal and national ethics — of greed and unbridled “materialism.”

All of which, The Note maintains, has led to great inequalities, between/among nations and peoples, and a seemingly intractable global economic crisis.

The Note’s proposed remedy is contained in Section 3, titled “An Authority over Globalization.”

The Section begins by referring to Pope John XXIII’s teaching, in what The Note calls “the prophetic” Encyclical Pacem in Terris of 1963. In the encyclical, John XXIII observed that the world was heading towards ever greater unification, that a correspondence was lacking in the human community between the political organization “on a world level and the objective needs of the universal common good,” and expressed the hope that one day “a true world political authority” would be created.

The Note then urged that John XXIII’s teaching be implemented today “in view of the unification of the world engendered by…globalization, and of the importance of guaranteeing…a free, stable world economic and financial system.” Moreover, The Note insists, the present Pope Benedict XVI himself had “expressed the need to create a world political authority,” given the ever longer ” agenda of questions” that must “be dealt with globally” — questions of “peace and security; disarmament and arms control; promotion and protection of fundamental human rights; management of the economy and development policies; management of the migratory flows and food security, and protection of the environment.”

The Note then asserts that the answers to all these questions in an “increasingly interconnected and interdependent” world “are not just sectorial and isolated, but systematic and integrated,” and should be “geared to the universal common good.” To do otherwise is to consign ourselves to a world characterized not by “the common good” but dominated by only “the strongest nations.”

The Note then proposes that a “supranational world political Authority” be “set up gradually” to deal with all these problems. The Note recognizes that such a world political Authority (WPA) “cannot be imposed by force, coercion or violence, but should be the outcome of a free and shared agreement” and “a sincere dialogue”. Such an agreement can only come “from a process of progressive maturation of consciences and freedoms as well as the awareness of growing responsibilities.”

The Note then goes on to say that the WPA must recognize and respect the differences of the world’s many disparate cultures and civilizations. This WPA would be “subsidiary” to the world’s many governments: “Governments should not serve the world Authority unconditionally. Instead, it is the world Authority that should put itself at the service of the various member countries.”

Such a WPA would:

  • Make decisions “with a view to the global common good, which transcends national goods.” [Who decides what "the global common good" is?]
  • Create “the socio-economic, political and legal conditions” essential for “efficient and efficacious” markets that “are not over-protected by paternalistic national policies.” [Excuse me, but didn't The Note just say that it was "economic liberalism" (i.e., the free market) that had caused global inequities and the global economic crisis, in the first place?]
  • At the same time, those “efficient and efficacious” markets must be well-financed, instead of being “weakened by systematic deficits in public finances and of the gross national products.” ["well-financed" by whom?]
  • At the same time as the WPA ensures there be “free and stable markets,” there would also be “a fair distribution of world wealth.” [No contradiction there!]

The Note then proposes it is “logical” that the creation of such a GPA should “proceed with the United Nations as its reference.”

To that, I can only ask: “And how well is that working?”

So the Vatican is proposing that we should begin the process toward creating this global welfare state of a World Political Authority by using the UN as our “reference” — whatever that means.

Is this the same United Nations, whose IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) — the world’s chief “climate change” institution — again and again has been caught issuing unsubstantiated and downright fraudulent claims about global warming? The same United Nations that is overrun with New Age occult mumbo-jumbo? (See my 4-part series on the UN here)

God help us.

So what is this Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP) that issued The Note?

Wikipedia says the PCJP, founded in 1967 as part of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, is dedicated to “action-oriented studies” for the international promotion of justice, peace, and human rights from the perspective of the Roman Catholic Church. The Council’s objectives and mandate are the promotion of “justice and peace in the world, in the light of the Gospel and of the social teaching of the Church.”

The PCJP’s president is 63-year-old native of Ghana, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, who was appointed by none other than Pope Benedict XVI himself in 2009.

Cardinal Peter Turkson

Turkson also is a member of other important institutions in the Vatican: the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church and the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.

Turkson’s most recent appointment may be the most important. On 16 October 2010 Pope Benedict appointed him as a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — the same institution that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had headed, before he was chosen to succeed Pope John Paul II, and so became Benedict XVI.

Clearly, Peter Turkson is being groomed for high office. Indeed, Wikipedia’s entry on him says that “Peter Turkson is considered papabile,” which means a cardinal of whom it is thought likely or possible that he will be elected pope. A literal English translation would be “popeable” or “one who might become pope”.

Wikipedia also identifies Peter Turkson him as being the source of The Note:

“In response to the global economic crisis started in 2008, Cardinal Turkson together with bishop Mario Toso elaborated a proposal to reform the International Financial System by creating a Global Public Authority and a Global Bank that consider the interest of all developing countries. The document of 40 pages was officially presented in October 2011….”

If The Note sounds familiar to some, that is not surprising. It is merely that neo-Marxist Liberation Theology in a new and global garb — the same liberation theology repudiated by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 1984 and 1986.

In a speech, “Protecting Human Life and Dignity: Promoting a Just Economy,” which Turkson delivered at the Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, D.C., February 13-16, 2011, the cardinal said the following:

The first step is surely to face the difficulties of the present time, not with ready-made answers or simplistic (/simplifying) ideologies, but with a realistic attitude and with discernment. [...] In order to confront the problems of our world we must first study them, we must learn to SEE them clearly and recognize what constitutes injustice at every level. ‘Seeing’ demands more than a glance based on presumptions of ideology or prejudice (even political affiliation: Republican or Democrat). Rather, using the available scientific tools, we must conduct a rigorous analysis of social conditions, their causes and interconnections, their effects, especially on the poor and marginalized, and the contemporary experiences of the People of God who struggle. Beside an empirical analysis, we make use of biblical insight, the tradition of our Church’s social teaching, theological reflection to ‘judge’ the situation described. And out of this effort – which sometimes entails solitary research but which often is a collaborative task – emerges a way forward and proposals of what to do and how to ‘act’.”

I humbly suggest that the good Cardinal Peter Turkson should take his own admonishments to heart and refrain from prescribing to the world the “simplistic/simplifying ideology” and “presumptions” of Marxism.

I will now end this post with this last little nugget:

St. Malachy (1094-1148), the first Irish saint in the Catholic Church, prophesied that the last pope would be one “Peter the Roman”:

“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Petrus Romanus, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.” 

UPDATE (Nov. 21, 2011):

10 days after The Note was issued, the Vatican’s Secretariat of State convened a special meeting in which the Roman Catholic Church’s Secretary of the State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone effectively denounced The Note. For details, go to my post.

~Eowyn

28 responses to “Frontrunner to succeed Pope Benedict 16th had called for a World Political Authority

  1. first, I have to state that I am a Jewish person and not a Catholic so that perhaps I have no authority to comment here…other than an observer and someone married to a Catholic.
    That being said, I still find this alarming.
    My husband stopped attending Church services here when it became obvious that this Church was flagrantly supporting Obama & “social justice” despite Obama’s unwavering support of late term abortion.
    Also…the Chicago Archdiocese also reinstated Father Pfleger, (Rev Wright’s buddy ) at St Sabina’s in March 2011.
    This Peter Turkson sounds like he is in a similar mold…….
    This sounds pretty disturbing…..

  2. Is this the Black Pope people talk about?

    • There is a book titled ” The Black Pope ” . Haven’t read that one yet but I have read ” Vatican Assassins ” by Erich Phelps . The 2nd . book will tell you all you need to know about the REAL black pope . It’s a rather long read , but if can read it with an open mind , it’s well worth it !!!!!

      Someone farther down the comment section that thinks Jesuits are o.k. definitely needs to read ” Vatican Assassins “……….

  3. This sounds like the same crew that runs the Vatican Bank. well known for corruption and shady deals with some of the worlds shadiest characters. (mafia?)

  4. As a non-denom protestant, I’m not up to speed on all the workings of the Vatican; but, from a prophetic standpoint, it’s fascinating. Thanks!

  5. Think this is interesting? Research “The Vision of Leo XIII”, the prayer it led him to instantly write and institute at every Mass immediately and the year in which a later Pope ‘innocently’ edited it for *ahem* brevity.
    Mindblowing stuff folks.
    If you’ve ever doubted the existence of a one true God you won’t possibly after this, unless your too far gone already.
    Best wishes and hope to see ya’ll an the other side.

    “In my Fathers house there are many mansions, I go there now to prepare a place for you, for if it were not true I would have told you,”

  6. Vatican II is the cause of all this turmoil in the Church. The Council never comdemned Communism and the Church made a deal with the Ruskies not to lean on them anymore. Communism is and will always be the enemy of the Church but the blind cannot see that. Such a loss of all the wonderful traditions to chnage the liturgy. A demon released into the Church couldn’t have done as much damage. God help us again!

  7. First a one world bank, then a one world currency, then a one world religion,and finally the mark of the beast. The end times are here, thank God we true believers will not have to endure the coming Tribulation.

  8. This “concept” of this council is remarkably unrealistic. As Dr. Eowyn pointed out, the U.N., the proposed model for this endeavor is absolutely corrupt and clearly no example. Her excellent posts on this fact is mind-boggling and remarkable. This is all very confusing to me, as the Catholic Church has made known its clear and fervent opposition to abortion, amongst other things, that is supported by the U.N. Accordingly, I do not understand the “logic” of the council in this regard.

    And, what has happened does not help the bigotry against the Catholic Church and those of us who are Catholics who continue to experience this bigotry. I knew there would be responses that are not kept on the issue at hand against our Catholic Faith. One of the statements made on this blog is that a black pope named “Alice” is the head of the Jesuit order and that the Jesuiit Order are the enforcers. Nothing could be further from the truth. St. Ignatius of Loyola started the Jesuit Order and it is dedicated to Jesus, it is called “The Society of Jesus.” Without going into extant history, for which I do not have the time today, there are thousands of Jesuit martyrs who were tortured and died spreading the Gospel all over the world from the 16th century to the present day, including the North Americas and our country as well. I was taught by Jesuits and as are also a teaching Order of the Church. They are wonderful and I love them and I thank them for an excellent education not only in my Faith, but in other academic areas. As to the Catholic Church holding hands and/or making deals with Communism, millions of Catholics have died opposing Communism, from the hierarchial levels to lay people, having been tortured for their Catholic Faith and their opposition to great evil, and having died for their Catholic Faith, for Our Lord. It is well-known how Pope John Paul defied Communism, and that he helped to end Communism in Europe. The blood of the martyrs of the Jesuit Order and those Catholics who opposed Communism, dying in the millions, compells me to reprimand such prejudice!

    Frankly, I should not have to make these defenses. People should stay on the specific issue at hand. I am going through a very bad day today because a very dear friend of ours is dying. We went to see him yesterday, we were with him and his family and our Catholic Study Group, all of us, were there with him. I defend my faith remembering my friend, Joe, who loves His Faith. and would want me to say what I have said.

    I am sick at heart for people not keeping on the issue and bringing up other things with the intent of shedding a bad light on our Catholic Faith.

  9. The Catholic Church was subverted at Vatican II Council in the early sixties. Pope John the XXIII said it was time to open the window and let in some fresh air. HA! What they let in was Satan.

  10. I go to confession to the Jesuits every Saturday and some good friends of mine are Jesuits. We always have great debates. i use a daily prayer book called The Key of Heaven written by the Jesuits and a wonderful book it is. It was revamped in 1954 and worth checking out. It contains prayers the Church has abandoned since Vat II. Amen.

  11. Dear Dr. Eowyn
    My sincerest apologies . I think I’ve offended you. I read only one article I was linked to without realizing it was a Catholic site. I am Lutheran (previously raised Catholic).
    Having said that, I STILL was not slamming the Catholic religion.
    Paul warned against “competing” Christian religions and I do not wish to be part of the ever spiraling out of control of the insanity taking place here on Earth.
    I love the Lord Jesus as You do. Please put that to prayer before using apostrophies in an attempt to belittle the sign in name of a guest with your reply…I was agreeing with the article I had read on this site.
    I’m sure you deal with many hatefuls and probably thought I was one.
    God Bless

  12. Actually, Mamaknows, you did not offend me at all. I love the full prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, which we say in our parish before Mass every time Mass is celebrated. Also, the prayer to St. Michael is said after Mass at the Catholic Church in Alabama as televised on EWTN every day. I am also familiar with the incredible vision of Pope Leo that motivated him to compose this wonderful prayer. I suspect, perhaps, this prayer was made shorter because it is so long.

    In any event, the comments I addressed were not made by you. The comments were, “Alice-the Black Pope is Head of the Jesuits, who is the most powerful leader of the church,” and “…The Church made a deal with the Ruskies not to lean on them anymore.” I reiterate what I said previously. As for these comments, they mentioned, “church and Church.” Whilst I was reading these comments, I thought about what St. Ignatius of Antioch said, as he was the first person to attribute to the Church the adjective “Catholic” or “universal.” He said, “Wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.” (Letter to the Smyrnaeans, 8:2) Ignatius was an Apostolic Church Father who faced his martyrdom in 107 having been fed to hungry, wild beasts. Hence, this was my mindset. I would want someone to defend me if untruthful and ludicrous allegations were made against me. The Church is comprised of the people of God. There can be bigotry and untrue comments raised against the people in the Catholic Church, as well as bigotry and untrue comments being made against religion and/or Faith. It is just as important to defend the People of God as it is to defend the doctrines of the Faith.

    And, I made no attempt to belittle you, Mamknows, as I am not sure how I did that using apostrophies. Nevertheless, I apologize to you if you perceive that I attempted to belittle you.

    As for the objections to the Second Vatican Council made by the commenters, once again, I do not see what the Council has to do with the immediate issue raised in this post. However, I will very briefly address the Second Vatican Council. I have read from time to time the various documents of the Second Vatican Council. They are true to the doctrines of the Catholic Faith and I believe great good came from the Council. A reading of Lumen Gentium, the Constitution of the Catholic Church, shows you that goodness. The Lay People have a more active role in the liturgy, lectoring, singing and serving as Eucharistic ministers for example. There are mandatory finance councils in every parish, and so on and so forth. The language used in the celebration of the Mass is in the vernacular of each country, instead of Latin, although Latin is still the universal language of the Church. But, the documents of the Council have been misinterpretted and misused by clergy and lay people, who wish to give up their faith in an attempt to ecumenize and be accepted by other faiths. As we are all aware, with great goodness also comes great evil. As for Satan coming in as a result of the Council, Satan has always been trying to destroy the Catholic Church. One has to only begin studying the Earlly Church, the apostolic and Early Church Fathers, the martyrs, to know that. He will not give up because the Church is his great enemy. And, there are corrupt people who call themselves Catholic and that will always be a reality as well. But the goodness of the people of God in the Catholic Church will always live on!

    I ask all of you to pray for my friend, Joe, who is still in the process of dying. I will go and see him today. He looks so different and his family and friends can see that he is in some kind of special transition period from life to death.

    God bless you all!

  13. Please read this novel Russian Sunrise by Bruce Walters M.D….it is worth the time …what a heart warmer…

  14. As a Catholic who did not and does not like the some of the changes that Vatican II instituted, I find that for all its faults it still follows the teachings of Christ. All Religions are run by man, and they are fallible. The Catholic Church has a rich and powerful history and to demonize the Jesuits, the Franciscans, is without merit. Before one criticizes look inside oneself. All religions have made errors and will continue to make errors, the key is can they correct the those errors in good faith. Protestants and as well as Catholics have had their martyrs. They both believe in Christ. So instead of demonizing let us remember our purpose work for the betterment of mankind.

  15. Soon we will be able to call him Pope Django! LOL

  16. Dear joandarc,
    I will include your friend, Joe in my prayers. Use your faith to comfort and strengthen all those who will grieve for him.
    Time will tell what changes will be made with Pope Benedict’s retirement. I dedicated my rosary to the Cardinals and pray they follow the will of God.

  17. Reblogged this on cedarridge2007.

  18. Dr. E, thank you for reposting this. I sent it everyone on my list.

  19. Thanks Dr. Eowyn,
    This must have been a hard subject to handle. The thought of a liberation theology advocate rising to the highest authority in the Church is very troubling. Our prayers and commitment to God must increase.

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