Pope in 1974: “The Palestinians are the people of The Holy land”

Pope Paul VI gave the blessings, radical Arabs needed to form the PLO.

Pope Paul IV supported the “Palestinian refugees” bid to get back their Palestine in 1974

The Pope had the following statement ready for the 25th anniversary of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine in June 1974.  Written on the website of the Papal Mission to the Middle East.

“One of the clearest signs of the Holy See’s concern for the welfare of the Palestinians, who are particularly dear to us because they are the people of the Holy Land, because they include followers of Christ and because they have been and still are being so tragically tried.”

He expressed again:

“our heartfelt sharing in their sufferings and our support for their legitimate aspirations.”

Many people teach wrong, when they accuse the United Nations to be the organization behind the idea of a “Palestinian refugee problem” in the Middle East.

A hero both in the USA and in the Catholic World.

UNRWA  (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) was formed 8th of December 1949. Six months before, on 18th of June 1949, the Vatican formed its own mission to help “Palestinian refugees”. It was named:“Pontifical mission Palestine”.

Following the death of Pope John XXIII in June of 1963, Giovanni Battista Montini was elected pope. He took the name Paul VI.

The original PLO Charter was issued on 28 May 1964

The Vatican mission to“Palestine” began in February of 1949, when an armistice came into effect. Pope Pius XII continued to demonstrate his concern for the plight of the “Palestinian people” and the status of the Holy Places. In his encyclical letter Redemptoris nostri cruciatus of 15 April 1949 he said

“piteous appeals still reach us from numerous refugees, of every age and condition, who have been forced by the disastrous war to emigrate and even live in exile in concentration camps, the prey to destitution, contagious disease and perils of every sort.”

In April 1949, Pope Pius summoned to Rome Monsignor Thomas J. McMahon, the National Secretary of Catholic Near East Welfare Association. The pope informed him of his intention to organize a special mission for Palestine and named him its president.

Source: Pontifical mission Palestine

My comment:

Pope Pius XII was not Hitlers pope. He  worked hard to prove that The White House gave the Jews from the Holocaust permission to enter into “Palestine” after World War II.

On the top of this, the Vatican managed to support the Islamic nations that wanted to create a “Peace”, after their 1948 bid to establish the state of Palestine had failed.

Written by Sir David Ochieng’


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