“NATO barking at the doors of Russia”

“NATO barking at the doors of Russia”

Petr Akopov

Pope Francis of Rome questioned the need to supply weapons to Ukraine and even said that he did not rule out that “NATO barking ri-ght at the door of Russia” provoked the conflict and Putin’s reaction. The pope made such statements in an interview with Corr-iere della Sera, surprising the Western world.
“Perhaps I do not rule out that NATO ’s barking right at the door of Russia convinced the ruler of the Kremlin to react to this bark in a bad way and break into a conflict. <…> I don’t know if this anger was provoked intentionally, I often ask myself about it. But someone clearly helped fuel that anger.”
It’s not that the head of the Catholic world (numbering 1.2 billion believers) suddenly decided to support Russia – of course not. Francis condemns the war and even says that he wants to come to Moscow to convince the Russian president to stop the troops. But wh-ile condemning Russia, the pope simultaneously condemns the West, and this does not at all meet the int-erests of the Anglo-Saxon leaders, who announced the need to achieve not only isolation, but also the defeat of Russia. Moreover, for the first time in history, two of the three top positions in the US leadership are occupied by Catholics – Biden and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. The point is not how faithful and diligent Catholics they really are, but that they have always publicly recognized the high authority of Pope Francis. And here it turns out that the head of the Catholic Church not only does not advocate the isolation of Russia, but also places at least part of the blame for the conflict on the West itself.
But the position of the Vatican is not really surprising – both the Vatican as a whole and Pope Francis in particular have not supported the Anglo-Saxon version of globalization for a long time. The Catholic Church has its own ecumenical project, and the Anglo-Saxon project grew out of Protestant messianism, and since the French Revolution it has been successfully driving out the Catholics. First of all, from the Western world, where the position of the Vatican is rapidly weakening, especially after the Second World War. Catholicism is eventually replaced not by Protestantism, but by anti-Christian posthumanism with its rejection of any religious values and the cult of a new superman.
It is no coincidence that Francis constantly criticizes the “free market” and says that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed, calls for the development of a fair economic system of relations instead of the current one, which enriches the few and perpetuates poverty. The Pope also does not like the conviction of the West in its superiority and the right to teach and punish other peoples and civilizations by organizing new “crusades”. Moreover, in support of his position, Francis last August in an interview with the Spanish radio station Cadena COPE cited a quote he liked:
“It is necessary to stop the irresponsible policy of imposing someone else’s values from the outside and attempts to build democracies in other countries according to foreign models, not taking into account historical, national and religious characteristics and completely ignoring the traditions of other peoples.”
The Pope said that these are the words of Angela Merkel, whom he called “one of the greatest political figures in the world,” and they also reflect his attitude to the situation that has developed in the world after the US left Afghanistan (this is what he was asked about). The quote is really good, but it was not the Chancellor who uttered these words, but Vladimir Putin, who received her in Moscow. And he spoke about this repeatedly and not only about Afghanistan.
That is, the attitude of the Vatican and Moscow to Anglo-Saxon globalization is much closer than it seems, and not only because they are against harsh dictates from the forces of “global good.” But also because Catholics and Orthodox, for all their differences and millennial contradictions, for all the rejection of “Orthodox schismatics” by the Catholic West in their time, have now turned out to be allies in many respects, because they defend traditional values, religious and family, the traditional way of life, justice and diversity of humanity.
Jesuit Bergolio as a defender of the flourishing complexity and diversity of human civilizations? Yes, this may seem like a paradox to some, but in opposition to those forces that carry the only true doctrine of “freedom and democracy”, covering up plans for total dehumanization, the Vatican inevitably finds itself on the same side of the barricades with Holy Russia. History quirks? No, its new turn, in which yesterday’s irreconcilable opponents can put aside their differences in order to stop the impending catastrophe together.

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