THE Papal Dilemma: Champion Of The Poor or UN Puppet?

POPE Francis. The 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City.

The Pope’s close relationship with the United Nations is at first glance an obvious one. However, in the interests of climatism and our never-ending quest to fend for the poor, we have identified an interesting contradiction in this suspiciously cordial relationship.

The contradiction is a rather simple one. The Popes first and foremost role is to be a champion of the poor. Perhaps the ultimate sacrifice as laid out by his boss, JC. As we all know, Jesus was gung-ho about giving his last slice of sourdough to the poorest amongst him.

DOES his numero-uno disciple Pope Francis share the same enduring sacrifice? Let’s find out…

TWITTER

Pope Francis, doing the rounds, giving the poor a shout out.

WORLDWIDE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION

THERE are currently 1,300,000,000 (1.3 Billion) people in the world who live without any energy at all.

THE UN

In 2013, the UN’s World Bank approved a new energy initiative that severely limited the funding of coal-fired power plants and projects around the world, meaning developing countries would be unable to obtain access to cheap electricity.

DEVELOPING NATIONS (aka THE POOR)

This is how 1.3 Billion human beings live, right now, without access to cheap, efficient, reliable, hydrocarbon fuels…

THE POPE

Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical on climate change, “Laudato si’,” sought to leverage the pontiff’s moral authority and draw attention to climate change as a global issue that disproportionately harms the poor.

At the root of the problem, the pope wrote, are a “disordered desire to consume more than what is really necessary” and a “use and throw away culture.” Although he praised efforts by scientists to find solutions to environmental problems, he said, “A sober look at our world shows that the degree of human intervention, often in the service of business interests and consumerism, is actually making our earth less rich and beautiful, ever more limited and grey.”

Peter Forster, the Bishop of Chester, and the Catholic Labour peer and former advisor to two Labour Prime Ministers, Bernard Donoughue, comments on the Pope’s encyclical. The authors share the Pope’s concern for the world’s poorest people. However, they are concerned that the policies advocated in the encyclical, which include jettisoning fossil fuels in favour of renewables, paid for by grants from wealthy countries, do more harm to the world’s poor than they do to help, noting:

“We fully share the concern of the Pope for the severe poverty that is found in many parts of Africa, but to deny the continent a wider access to cheap fossil fuels and electricity generated by them will only serve to embed that poverty.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The pope is a a phonie a fake and a tool of satan who also created the UN since this pope has turned to the false new age religion of Enviromentalism

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    Sonnyhill

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    Here comes another 20 comments on pope eye.
    Energy poverty is Vatican business as usual. Catholicism never tried to alleviate poverty. Barefoot and pregnant was high on their list. The biggest building in town was always a Catholic church. I remember an old baba who faithfully cleaned the local St. Bernard’s. She had to pack a lunch. Pathetic.

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      Sonnyhill

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      “alleviate” was the wrong word. “eliminate” is the correct word.

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      DGSchroder

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      “Here comes another 20 comments on pope eye.”
      I’m not sure what the explanation is, but if you scroll back through many pages of Climate Change Dispatch you will find that the stories about the christian church do generate a lot more comments than average. Maybe it is because the position of the progressive churches is so hypocritical, and that makes it real easy to find and to point out contradictions.

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        Sonnyhill

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        Pope Francis and Al Gore are neck and neck

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    Spurwing Plover

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    So when soon dose the Pope start leading his throngs to the Church Of Gaia to make a few sacrifices or virgins to their Earth Gods?

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    Del

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    He wants sharing?? I worked in Ethiopia in the 80’s on aid programs when Geldorf was involved. These countries have no pension plans other than their kids. As soon as they received food, they screwed, desperately trying to create more pension resources. Result?? Population explosion, and that started the viscious cycle all over again. The old adage – Give a person a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him and he will eat for a lifetime.
    Help these people with wind, solar and coal and they will become self sufficient. No need to migrate.

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    David Lewis

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    The Pope and US Democratic Party have two things in common. They both claim to represent the poor and lower class. Yet they forget the best interests of the poor and give priority to liberal causes such as the climate change movement.

    It seems as if the Pope has trouble with the higher standard of living of the many Western nations. He took a vow of poverty. That was his choice. Everyone is different in this world and he should not expect others to make similar choices.

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      JayPee

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      You’re right that the DOPE
      took a vow of poverty.

      Is he living an impoverished life ?

      The ” vow ” is nothing but a façade.
      He is a ” prince ” of the church.

      He lives a life of royalty.

      The various royalty of the British throne
      are IMPOVERSHED compared
      to his
      lifestyle and amenities.

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