Millions against Mohammed
The bosses of the mechanism of the catholic church largest with far
distance reside in Rome close of the Spanish stairs. Here it fogged of
the evaporation of enormous high-speed restaurants, and the priests urge
itself on the way to their job not only by tourist masses, but must also
still at the most expensive underwear fashion shops of the city past.
For the fact all coworkers know that their job gained tremendously
significance. They work for one of the most influential and at the same
time most unknown organizations of the Vatikans.
The "Congregatio per Gentium Evangelizatione", the Kongregation for the
Evangelisierung of the peoples, which came out between 1566 and 1572
from the Kongregation "De Propaganda Fide" from Pope Pius V., tried so
far - to attain without the large interest of the world public -, to
spread the Christian faith on the globe. The Kongregation seemed
geostrategic completely insignificantly, no minister of foreign affairs
took itself the time to speak with its representatives. But that was in
the world from yesterday.
Today ever its statistics request more government agencies from all
world, which illustrate the propagation of the Christianity very exactly
and Islam. The Kongregation is the only institution of the world, which
actively delivers the conflict between the Christian and the Muslim
religion. She examined not like a culture or Forschungsinstitut the
relationship between Muslims and Christians, but works completely
practically with an army of more than one million coworkers to contain
the propagation Islam and the admiration for the war figure Mohammed. It
wants to invite humans all over the world to the peaceful Christianity,
whose religion founder never took a weapon into his hand and even
instructed humans beyond that, their enemies, to love.
The argument is, however, delivered with military precision. Cardinal
Crescenzio Sepe, boss of these active mission acres, calls his
co-workers not coincidentally "my troops". Because the numbers in this
fight for the souls in the whole world are impressive. The Kongregation
for the Evangelisierung of the peoples is alone responsible for 40 per
cent of the Christian world. The Kongregation are directly entrusted
1081 Dioezesen, among them all "zones in such a way specified of the
silence" - with it all parts of the world, in which the catholic church
is in fact forbidden as in China, are meant Saudi Arabia, Viet Nam, in
Yemen or in Kambodscha.
The Kongregation is subordinate an army of 85 000 priests and 450 000
medal people. As new generation she designs 65 000 priest in 280
seminars world-wide. The more than a million Katecheten, which the
"fighting part" the Kongregation constitutes, settle the chief work.
They rattle everywhere in the world village for village, city for city
off, in order to convince undetermined ones from the Christian faith to.
The largest part of the Katecheten is married, it is Christians, who try
to the broterwerb to convince humans of the correctness of the catholic
faith. Average wage: 30 dollar. In the month, mind you.
In addition, the Kongregation operates 42 000 schools, 1600 hospitals,
6000 first aid stations, 780 homes for leprosy patient and 12 000
further social and karitative mechanisms world-wide. The costs to
finance this enormous apparatus re very difficult to estimate. The
responsible cardinal Sepe refuses calling exact numbers. "we need much,
very much money", say it. There the Vatikan no democracy is and no
corporation, is not obligated the church state not to publish balances.
It can be only estimated, which the apparatus of the Kongregation costs.
The only secured number is calculated by the fact that on the day of the
mission, which next to last Sunday in the month Octobers, world-wide
annually about 200 million dollar for Sepes work meet. Altogether the
expenditures might however with over 500 million dollar clearly be.
The Kongregation tries to spread in the whole world the Christian faith
and contain aggressive religions. Unsuccessfully the catholic church
requires the adherence to the principle of the mutuality: With support
of Saudi Arabia the largest mosque of Europe could be built, still is it
however for the thousands Christians in Saudi Arabia during menace by
term of imprisonment forbidden reading in a Bible or celebrating with a
catholic priest a service in Rome.
In the fight for the religious future of the world the Vatikan registers
nevertheless considerable successes. From the 6.2 billion ground
connection citizens are meanwhile 1.07 billion catholic, thus 17.2 per
cent. Particularly successfully they could spread on the American
continent: 62.3 per cent of the population are there catholic. Also in
Ozeanien the mission acres were successful: 29 per cent of the
population they already bekehrt. In Europe - with sinking tendency -
still 39.9 per cent of the population is catholic, in Africa however 137
million humans or 16.6 per cent of the population, tendency rising. It
looks completely bad on the homeland continent Jesus of Nazareths: Only
2.9 per cent of the Asians are catholics, whole 110 million humans.
Because since 11 September the Christian-Muslim conflict is intensified
world-wide, with harder bandages for each individual Glaeubigen one
fights. There the bosses of the Kongregation are also times ready to
accept some. Thus it did not apply in the Vatikan as constituted that
the church men travel to no state, in which the cross as symbol publicly
to be shown may. But cardinal Sepe hid his bishop cross with the arrival
on the airport in Qatar recently good, in order to drive for the
inauguration of a school. In the mechanism financed by the catholic
church 4000 pupils, of it are not Christian even a third are trained.
The Kongregation however probably assumes rightfully in a Christian
school informed Muslims believe at least no more the worst rumors over
Christians, but rather tolerance to practice.
Everywhere in Asia the catholic church sets on this prescription of the
expensive, but promising attempt to prevent a spreading Islam at expense
of the Christians. For each house, each road is struggled. Thus the
catholic church in India, a country, in which not even two per cent of
the population are catholic, finances more than 28 per cent of the
social expenditures for free hospitals and institutes for without means
Schools particularly successfully operate: In the like a Christian
coined/shaped areas in the south of India each second pupil of a
Christian school is Muslims. There are not good national schools,
wealthy Muslims offers partially substantial sums, so that their
children may go on a Christian school. And the contact with the
Christians does not remain natural without consequences - frequently
whole families are bekehrt in this way to the Christianity.
The system so successfully functions that the government in new Delhi
intervened: In numerous states of India the attempt of a Bekehrung is
meanwhile forbidden, it threatens detentions. But in practice the law
does not function: Many humans, who bekehrt themselves in truth to the
Christianity, keep simply officially their Muslim or hinduistischen
faith. With certain success could be mobilized also the chaldaeischen
Christians Iraq of the Kongregation to the Evangelisierung of the
peoples. In the Iraq lives 27 000 catholic, who was put into the
position to supply their Islamic fellow citizens with food and
medicines. The strategy papers of the Kongregation do not leave a doubt
about it: Cardinal Sepe and its Mannen is it very importantly that the
large majority of the Iraqis gets cardboards with auxiliary supplies,
"on the one cross" printed is.
At the worst international fire source, in the Gaza Strip, a
strategically important success succeeded to the catholics. Muslim
extremists, inclusive Osama set the wrong of the Palestinians are shop,
everywhere on the world in, in order to call to "Gegengewalt", by
equating it with the wrong of the Muslims actually. They use it, in
order to call "to strike back".
But the catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Christian
Michel Sabbah, could with certain success also in the Arab world clearly
make that this argument nonsense is, already because it gives 200 000
Palestinian Christians, nevertheless 8.6 per cent of the population.
This message strews also the Kongregation: In Bethlehem Christian
families live for more than 800 years. Sabbah tries to make clear with
reproduction that in the Near East Jew, Muslims and Christians equally
suffer. This strategy to make for the terrorists their Urgrund
contentious the action seems to come up: The Hamas movement calls it in
an explanation "more badly than a bomb".
A translation of the Gernam language articles that appeared on 30 May 2004