Showing posts with label Congo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Congo. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Amazonian Zaire-Rite

 The "Congolese Rite" as a preparation for an "Amazonian Rite" for the introduction of progressive innovations in Germany?

(Rome) The Vatican publishing house Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV) published the book "Pope Francis and the Roman Missal for the Dioceses of Zaire." A step on the way to the Amazon rite? Yes, says VaticanNews, the news portal of the Vatican. 

The book was published exactly one year after a “ Holy Mass for the Congolese Community,” which Pope Francis celebrated on December 1, 2019 in St. Peter's Basilica. At that time, the question was asked why the Pope used Italian in Holy Mass for bishops, priests and believers in the Congo, where French and Bantu languages are spoken, where the common Church language Latin is offered.

The foreword to the book comes from Pope Francis. Its subtitle suggests that it is about more than just the Congo:

"A promising rite for other cultures."

VaticanNews, the news portal of the Holy See, which provides interpretation to book: The Roman Missal for the Dioceses of Zaire is in direct connection with the so-called "Amazonian Rite" or Amazon Rite, which was all the rage in the last year of the Amazon SynodThe German section VaticanNews chose this as a headline:

The new book with a foreword by Francis

"Pope Francis: For a stronger inculturation of the liturgy."


The Spanish section subtitled , however:

"Pope: The Zairean Rite a 'Promising Path' for an Amazonian Rite."

The Holy See refers to the country as Zaire, although this name, which was only in use for a short time anyway, was dropped as early as 1997. The Kingdom of the Congo dates back to the late 14th century. Nzinga a Nkuwu, the fifth Manikongo, as the king was called, was baptized by Portuguese missionaries in 1491. As João I, he became the first Christian king of the Congo and initiated the Christianization of the country. The country was internally shattered by internal power struggles and the slave trade. From 1877 it began to be divided among the European colonial powers. The lion's share was secured by the Belgian King Leopold I, the smaller part by the French Republic. To Portugal, the discoverer of the country,only a small stretch of coast remained. The Belgian Congo (from 1908), which comprised 87 percent of the Congo and is almost as large as Western, Central and Southern Europe combined, became in the course of decolonization in 1960, the Federal Republic of the Congo and in 1964 the Democratic Republic of CongoThis was in 1971 under the dictator Mobutu "Africanized' to Zaire, but again in 1997 it returned to DRC.

The Congo Basin was already mentioned in the course of preparations for the Amazon Synod was as a possible expansion zone for the Synod results. In his foreword and the video message circulated yesterday, Pope Francis speaks out in favor of a “stronger inculturation of the liturgy”. The head of the Church praised the Congolese Rite and promoted its own "Amazon rite".

Francis had already added the Synodal propoal in his Post-Synodal Letter Querida Amazonia.

In an analysis of Querida Amazonia wrote the Chilean lawyer José Antonio Ureta, founder of Right to Life and Civil Rights Organization Fundación Rome and a member of the international movement Tradition, Family and Private Property (TFP):

“A separate 'Amazonian Rite' was proposed at the synod. That is reason enough to remain vigilant, especially since the author of the document is known to be cunning."


So Ureta said Pope Francis, revolutionizing the Church teaching on marriage in his post-synodal letter Amoris laetitia had packed in a footnote. Also Querida Amazonia contains such a footnote No. 120 where Francis succinctly mentioned.:

"At the synod a separate 'Amazonian Rite' was proposed."

The papal mass for the Congolese community on December 1, 2019 in St.

Such vague formulations offer a lot of leeway, as Francis loves it.

VaticanNews trying to steer with his articles the attention and thinking, referred in the context of the new book that is from the Congo, but the Amazon said, but did not mention that the Amazon is in reality just a cipher for Germany.

Right from the start, the Amazon Synod was backed by ultra-progressive groups in the German-speaking area, from Erwin Kräutler to Fritz Lobinger to Paul Suess. The detour via the Amazon was the only reason taken targeted for some more since the Second Vatican Council, which points to realize the progressive agenda. On July 4, 2019 a few months before the Amazon SynodAustria's bishops declared: What will be decided in the distant Amazon will also be implemented in Austria. It sounds like a gamble where a blank check is signed. In fact, the trend-setting hierarchs of the German-speaking world and the surrounding district were so well informed about what was going to happen from the Amazon and during the Synod in Rome thousands of kilometers away, because the Amazon agenda in reality is a German agenda.

The "Congolese Rite" or "Zaire Rite" is a building block along the waterway that allows the Congo to flow into the Amazon and the Amazon into the Rhine and Danube.


 Video of the Mass for the Congolese Community (2019) 

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: (Screenshots)

Trans: Tancred


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Maltese Order Distributing Birth Control in the Congo

Background to internal Maltese decisions, condom distribution, the "pills after" with nidation-inhibiting effect

Rome (  The Maltese and condom distribution. This story has caused the last few months of media attention and led to violent discussions within the Maltese Order. While various Maltese want to give the impression in the media that these stories were a few regrettable individual cases in the distant past that were immediately corrected, internal Maltese documents reveal that the story can still be assessed critically.

For example, on 12 December 2013 a board meeting was held by Maltese-International (MI). The audit shows Albrecht v. Boeselager and Ingo Radtke, the Secretary General of MI as participants. One of the agenda items was "reproductive health" and the distribution of condoms in Myanmar and southern Sudan. The board meeting clearly stated that a "red line" had been crossed here in connection with the teaching of the Church. It was decided that the whole thing should be further discussed in a working group with Bishop Stenger, the spiritual advisor of MI. The aim of the working group was to have clear guidelines on the subject (the editor's observation, which, however, has already been explained through the teaching of the Church).

Anyone who had thought that the meeting would in principle have clarified the issue among the Maltese would learn a few days later that not even the participants in the meeting had obviously taken this agenda item particularly seriously. Already a few days later, as in the Maltese Report "Commission of Inquiry", on 19 December 2013 an MI project, which included the distribution of condoms, was reintroduced and blessed by persons who had previously been present at the above meeting. The next project followed almost ten months later. Again, Myanmar has been conspicuous with condom distribution as explicitly outlined in the project description. The project was approved by the end of October 2014 for the project period January 2015 until the end of December 2016 (!).

The Maltese Order doesn't just only have a "condom problem" but also problems with the distribution of pills with "nidation-inhibiting effect". This is the result of an affidavit by Albrecht von Boeselager, which is available at In the context of the problem of the distribution of the anti-baby pill in the Congo by Maltese International, Boeselager says: "In part, these women received a drug which, according to the general medical knowledge at the time, helped to rule out a conception and thus an unwanted pregnancy after rape (Levonogestrel) according to the latest findings ... The fact that this drug was used in East Congo was not known to me and was not caused by me."

Pills with a nidation-inhibiting effect do not actually prevent the conception, but the implantation of already begotten, human life into the uterus. This effect is therefore equivalent to an early abortion.This is confirmed, for example, by the Imabe-Institute of the Austrian Bishops' Conference on its homepage. 

Interesting in this respect is a prominent Maltese from Belgium, who is at the same time a high-ranking employee of a pharmaceutical company that produces pills with the aforementioned active ingredient Levonorgestrel and other contraceptives.

Editor's note: It is undisputed that the Maltese International is doing incredibly valuable work for the poorest of the poor. [So are the Masons] At the very least, it is important for a Catholic organization to witness the faith and to adhere to the teachings of the Church. In the areas mentioned, this "red line" was clearly exceeded several times and the necessary responsibility for this has not been accepted. 

Screenshot: Excerpt from the board meeting - 2013 Screenshot: Decisions of projects with condom distribution / 2013 and 2014 - duration until end 2016


Trans: Tancred

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Complete Abandonment: Six Sisters of the Poor Died in 1995 Caring for Ebola Victims -- Beatification Introduced

(Rome) on Sunday opened Bishop Edward Mununu of Kikwit in the Congo, the beatification process for six Sisters of the Poor (SdPIP), who died during the 1995 Ebola epidemic, because they cared about the most dangerous virus sufferers.

"A life given out of love," with these words, Bishop Mununu outlines the self-sacrifice of the six Catholic nuns who died in April 18 years ago within one month. The sisters Dinarosa Belleri, Clarangela Ghilardi, Annelvira Ossoli, Floralba Rondi, Daniel, Angela Sorti and Vita Pink Zorza worked at the mission station and school of their order in the Congo. Following the charism of their order's founder, the blessed priest Luigi Maria Palazzolo (1827-1883), they have been for the poor and disenfranchised ever since. In 1952 the Sisters of the Poor had taken their apostolate to the Congo and persevered even during war and civil war, with the violence and looting, marauding militias.

In 1995 an Ebola epidemic broke out in Kikwit in the province Budundu. Ebola is a virus almost always deadly, discovered in 1976, and named after the Congolese river, on whose banks the first major epidemic was known. Features include a high contamination rate and a very high death rate. In the 1995 epidemic, 81 percent of those infected died. Among them were also the six sisters who stayed with the sick and they wont.

Bishop Mununu described the concrete act of charity to the self-emptying also from the testaments that were left by the sisters. They give information about the spiritual dimension of their service, which the Sisters of the Poor in the Democratic Republic of Congo contributed to the sick and needy. Sister Dinarosa wrote in her diary, after she had learned to have been herself infected by the Ebola virus, "What has my Founder done? I'm here to follow his example. I am here to serve the poor. The Eternal and Merciful God will help me.”

The memory of the selfless devotion of six sisters is alive in the area of ​​Kikwit among the native population. Their story is retold by the people with great respect and recognition. Meanwhile, the book The Last Gift, which was published in cooperation with the General House of the Order in the northern Italian city of Bergamo.

The affection of the population in Budundu is clearly evident in numerous names that are given to the sisters, when you tell them: "Women of Life", "mothers love" and appreciative pet names like "old mothers", which marked in the matriarchal thinking a recognition of rank. The Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor, founded in 1869 is numbered at more than 800 sisters today. The charism of the Order comes in a saying the Founder Don Luigi Maria Palazzolo expressed that serves the Order as a mission and motto: "I am seeking the rejection of all others, for where the others take care of themselves, they do it certainly better than I could, but where the others do not get there and do not care, there I try to do something as best I can.”

Along with the opening of the beatification process by the Diocese of Kikwit, the Bishop of Bergamo, Monsignor Francesco Beschi opened an investigation to collect documents and testimonies for the process in Africa and ensure that they can be examined by the competent ecclesiastical authorities.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi Image: Sisters of models poverelle dell'istituto Palazzolo

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