At the time, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, a close aide to the Pope, said the charter failed to take adequate account of the “historical and cultural roots of Europe, in particular Christianity, which represents Europe’s soul and which still today can inspire Europe’s mission and identity.”
In March of this year, Cardinal Ratzinger, the prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (successor to the medieval Inquisition), said that it was regrettable that “God and our responsibility before God” had not been “anchored in the European constitution.”
Many European politicians do not want religious clerics to determine their future. They understand that history has a way of repeating itself. For nearly 2,000 years European leaders had either been crowned by the pope (as in the case of Charlemagne, Otto the Great and Charles Hapsburg) or been given its blessing (as was Napoleon, who took the crown from the pope and crowned himself).
Cardinal Ruini was correct in his assessment that Europe’s roots are Catholic, a tradition that can still powerfully influence Europe’s mission and identity.
Will Europe eventually become like another Roman Empire of old? If so, will it also be blessed by the Vatican, transforming it into a modern revival of the Holy Roman Empire? Some European Parliamentarians have already suggested this thought. But more importantly, a number of biblical prophecies support it. To learn more, request or download our free booklets The Book of Revelation Unveiled and You Can Understand Bible Prophecy.
(Source: Zenit News Agency.)