Wednesday 22 November 2017

Vatican embassy

• All this hullabaloo about the closure of the embassy in the Vatican is an irrelevancy in view of the austerity being experienced by so many people. The Catholic Church founded by Jesus of Nazareth became embroiled in politics from the time of Constantine onwards and now seems to be more interested in maintaining the Vatican as a sovereign state, rather than proclaiming the kingdom of God.

The anomaly in this whole saga is that no embassies to the Holy See are actually situated in Vatican territory itself as there is barely enough room in there for the Pope and his entourage.

We need a reform of the Catholic Church where all claims to sovereignty are abandoned in favour of a return to the Gospel as proclaimed by Jesus.

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