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Church knocking in the dead of the European door

August 16 2005

In the German city of Cologne in these days from all over the world come to thousands of young people - that there will be celebrating World Youth Day, established by the Catholic Church. In this case, for a long time, Europe has chosen the terms of the aspirations of living a dream - the union, and church youth gathering in this respect - another confirmation of this.

Catholics are getting on my nerves - I said - they are not fair play.
- A Protestant? - He asked, laughing.
- Able to kill, they always reopen their own conscience.
- And the atheists? - He's still laughing.
- Yawnful, they always talk about God.
- And what do you yourself Shnir, who are you, exactly?
G. Bell

However, unlike the politicians, the church does not deal with profanity and playing on the nerves of a tired supergoals Europe. The thought of combining organic superimposed on the Church's teaching on the unity and brotherhood . It is against this unchanging postulates, led by the Catholic Church and was organized by the World Youth Day, to promote its unity, to put in front of her new goals and objectives, dedicated to the chosen day, involving youth groups in socially significant activities.

For the record
According to surveys, only about 20% of Germans believe that religion is really necessary and plays a significant role in their daily lives. It is in connection with the decline of interest in the church, many critics say that the World Youth Day is more like a gathering crowd, rather than meeting spiritual flock.

In this case, the church has always been characterized by a belief in the best faith in the future, and, as a rule, the church begins to play a leading role only when the state is at a crossroads or in a quandary. That is why the World Youth Day is now the center of attention - for this there are certain prerequisites: despite the fact that the European countries in recent years at least outwardly demonstrate the single-hearted unity, in reality everything is different. In addition, Europe is really not enough bright and positive experiences.

All hope is - a modern official church (we are talking mainly about Christianity), which even receives government support, as there is currently able to offer a stagnant Europe, although some faith.

The Catholic Church in the person of Pope Benedict XVI continues the work of John Paul II - we are talking about her active participation in secular life. Should the church go beyond their monastery - the question is not idle, and from time to time became strong state is trying to indicate their place of clergymen.

Meanwhile, Benedict XVI, if you pay attention to his statements, is well aware of the real situation prevailing in Europe. So, according to the high priest, Europe is going through another turning point because of lack of faith, constantly feeling sorry for yourself.

On the eve of World Day, which takes place today in Cologne, Benedict XVI said he hopes to inject new confidence in the thousands of young people arriving in Germany. He also noted that in modern Western society, there are many worries, as a result of which Christianity is losing the trust and respect of the Europeans. "We hope that the meeting of so many people from all continents will give new strength to the old continent (European - author.- Said the Pope. - Europe has lost touch with their origins and sliding towards an inevitable contradiction. "

The celebration of World Youth Day, to extend over a week and will conclude on Sunday, a solemn Mass in the open air. As you know, the apocalyptic predictions of the clergy are seen sometimes with more attention than the exhortations of politicians, however, Europe has become much less pious and is no longer hoping for a miracle.


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