“Divine wrath” Pope for an official European document proposing the change of the word “Christmas” to the word “holiday” in the context of an “inclusive” language. The document was eventually withdrawn under the weight of reactions.
“Dictatorships have tried to do this (…), the EU document on Christmas is an anachronism” of a “weakened, watery” secularism, “Francis stressed on Monday.
“The European Union document on Christmas … this is an anachronism. Throughout history, many, many dictatorships have tried to do this. Think of Napoleon: from there … Think of the Nazi dictatorship, the communist one … it is a fashion of a weakened secularism, a watery secularism … But this is something that has not worked “.
“But that makes me think of something, talking about the European Union, which I think is necessary: the European Union must take in its hands the ideals of the founders, which were ideals of unity, of greatness, and be careful not to take the path of ideological colonization. This could end up dividing countries and [προκαλέσει] the failure of the European Union. The European Union must respect each country as it is structured within the variety of countries and not want to make them uniform. I do not think she will do that, it was not her intention, but be careful, because sometimes they come and throw projects like this out there and do not know what to do. I do not know what comes to mind … No, each country has its own uniqueness, but each country is open to the other “added the Pope.
“The European Union: its sovereignty, the sovereignty of the brothers in a unity that respects the individuality of each country. And be careful not to be vehicles of ideological colonization. For this [το θέμα] “Christmas is an anachronism,” he concluded.
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