Rome — Feb. 15, 2020: On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, more than 20 Catholics came to the Piazza San Pietro to attend the event known as, Grex Vocum. The event organized by Catholics of the Diocese of Rome was to be an occasion in which the faithful would respectfully express — in accord with their canonical rights granted in Canon 212 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, promulgated by john Paul II — their disapproval for the course of events in the Church in the last seven years.
As soon as the event began at 11:30, numerous policemen descended upon anyone in the Piazza whom they thought might be attending the event, and if they admitted such, their passports or identification papers were taken and held without cause. Then if any cause could be found they were escorted out of Vatican territory. This happened regardless of whether the persons were speaking or not.
In one case, a woman from Northern Italy was asked to leave the Piazza because upon opening her handbag the Police found pro-life literature against euthanasia! This testimony was given FromRome.Info Video last night.
Br. Bugnolo, as has been reported, was taken away for questioning. Br Bugnolo is a citizen journalist and editor of this News Site. Bugnolo was told during questioning that whatever claims he would make would be communicated to the Vatican Secretary of State. His detention on Vatican soil was a gross violation of the rights of the free press in addition to his rights in accord with the international Charter for Human Rights regarding freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom to cross international borders.
Yet, as of today, to the knowledge of FromRome.Info, the Associated Press has not published any report about the Vatican’s persecution of peaceful Catholics on its own sovereign territory nor about the expulsion of legal non-immigrants from its territory.
According to the testimony given Br. Bugnolo, the AP had a camera crew in Italian territory capable of filming the harassment and persecution of Catholics. His apprehension was witnessed by another faithful who captured it on camera. In his photos are images of the Associated Press reporter who witnessed it all. The AP reporter has Br. Bugnolo’s contact information, yet failed to contact him as of this morning, even though she asked several times for an interview and promised to contact him for one.
All of this raises serious ethical questions about the Associated Press’ collaboration with the Bergoglian regime at the Vatican which suppresses the rights of Catholics in broad daylight in the presence of their reporters and camera crews!
CREDITS: The Featured Image is a photo taken by Br. Bugnolo in the Piazza S. Petro, minutes before being accosted by the police.
According to Open Doors 260 Million Christians were persecuted for their faith last year. From the lands of Islam to North Korea violence and abuse of Christians. And in China they tear down Cross to make way for Video Surveillance Cameras.
January 15, 2020 Edition, p. 10: The persecutions are unending for Christians throughout the world, indeed, they are on the increase. The cries of alarm are being heard at Open Doors, a Christian Missionary Association which monitors the violence, the harassment and the discrimination suffered by the faithful, and which publishes each year the World Watch List, which classifies the top 50 countries where the oppression of Christians is the highest. The data reported from Nov. 1, 2018 to Oct. 31, 2019, speaks for itself: 260 million persecuted Christians in just the top 50 countries, up from 245 million in the previous year. In practice, 1 out of every 8 Christians is enduring “high” levels of persecution on account of their faith.
At the top of the list of shame is the dictatorship of North Korea, where between 50,000 and 70,000 Catholics are currently being detained in concentration camps.
Even though the murders of Christians have diminished last year, from 4, 305 to 2,983 – on average 8 Christians a day – there has been a noticeable increase of “pressure” placed upon Christians, in the form of harassment, assaults, kidnappings, imprisonment without due process, churches closed or attacked, rapes and sexual abuse.
At the top of the World Watch list, since 2002, one finds North Korea where according to estimates there are between 50 and 70 thousand Christians being detained in concentration camps. The second or third place in list list of infamy go to Afghanistan and Somalia, followed by Libya, though in a different context from that of Pyongyang. The persecution in these three countries is in fact tied to their political instability and the absence of a central government. There, the faithful, especially when they convert from Islam, risk death if discovered.
In fifth place, is Pakistan, where 95% of the population is Muslim and discrimination against Christians begins in elementary school. This nation is infamous, among other things, for the case of Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of 5 daughters, who was accused in 2009 of blasphemy against Mohammad and condemned to death, from which she was spared thanks to clamorous international appeals, and who has now taken refuge in Canada after being threatened with death by the Islamic extremists of Tehreek-e-Labbaik who called for her execution, following her victory on appeal in 2008. Today, in her former homeland, there are more than 20 Christians detained on accusations of blasphemy.
We can omit to mention Sri Lanka, which is on the list for a singular incident, which raised its classification from 40th place to 30th: the mass terrorist attack on Easter Day, April 21, 2019, when 7 Jihadis from National Thowheeth jama-ath struck in a series of attacks 4 luxury hotels and a residential complex, killing 253 persons and injuring 500.
As much as regards Nigeria, the most recent slaughter of Christians occurred last month, when a group of Jihadis, affiliated with Isis, slaughtered 11 men in revenge for the death of the “caliph” of the so-called “Islamic State”, Abu Bakr-al-Baghdadi, killed last October in Syria. The report from Open Doors shows, however, that the most lethal group in the country are the Muslim Fulani herdsmen: April 14th last, in the village of Numa, one of them made a disturbance during a celebration of Baptism by massacring all 17 participants. The group is defined in the report of Open Doors as six times more lethal than the throat-cutting Boko Haram.
The report affirms, in addition, on sexual violence. The data on sexual abuse and rape reveal, in the period in question, 8,537 cases, to which should be added at least 630 forced marriages. Moreover, the numbers are likely to be decidedly higher, seeing that persecution of this kind is usually perpetrated at home, rendering it difficult to quantify, as the Director of Open Doors, Cristian Nani explains: “Christian women raped and violated while parents or husbands are constrained to listen to their cries on a telephone. The brutality of the phenomenon of sexual abuse and of forced marriages is disheartening. And it is only the tip of the iceberg which is revealing itself little by little. If it can exist hidden away in a country like Italy, just imagine what it is like in countries where Christians are considered second class citizens.”
But the repression of Christians also occurs in regard to their places of worship. To get an idea, consider the statistic of surging church closures, attacks and of the destruction of church and church-related properties like schools and hospitals: 9,488 ( as compared to 1,847 in the preceding year), of which more than 5,500 were in China alone, where the number of faithful Christians is growing rapidly, as is already near to 90 million.
Peking has put into place a system to monitor believers in an ever more restrictive manner, by the use of biometric technologies and artificial intelligence: on top of forbidding anyone less than 18 years of age to frequent places of Christian worship, the Chinese authorities have imposed upon some churches the requirement of removing the Crosses in front of the buildings and of installing systems of facial recognition, to which all the faithful must subject themselves.
Catholics who grieve for the persecution and genocide of Catholics at the hands of DAESH (ISIL) are cordially invited to attend the First Meeting of the Ordo Militaris Catholicus, at the Piazza Risorgimento, Roma, on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10 A.M..
The Ordo Militaris Catholicus is a international defense and security initiative of Catholics for Catholics who are suffering persecution for their faith, where their defense and liberation requires military intervention or security actions, and this is allowed by local and/or international law.
Unlike many other humanitarian efforts or Order’s of Knighthood, the Ordo Militaris aims to be a true military organization which undertakes military actions in accordance with international law, where this is permitted and/or sponsored by sovereign states: and this to protect and liberate Catholics from the hands of their enemies.
Those interested in joining this humanitarian effort, whether they are members of the military, ex-military, or non-military, men or women, are invited to attend our First Meeting in Europe to see how they can assist in founding a national Chapter in Italy or their native land.
To attend the Meeting, which is open to the public and to journalists, meet at the Piazza Risorgimento, adjacent to the Vatican at 10:00 A.M. under the insignia of the Order, which will be unfurled at 9:55 A.M.. The location has been chosen to indicate the desire of the Order to participate in the restoration of the Catholic Order of things. In case of rain, the meeting will be held at the Ris Cafe, on the north side of the same Piazza.
During the meeting, the founder of the Order will speak about the nature, structure, rule and requirements for membership, as well as the goals and methods to be employed.
For more information about the Order, click the Insignia to go to their website.
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