Pro-life professor: “The October Synod risks encouraging the challenge to Brazil and self-management for indigenous peoples.”
“The Triple-A corridor or Anaconda Corridor is a prelude for the internationalization of the Amazon, putting at risk the sovereignty of local States and particularly Brazil. As Brazilian Catholics we would like an unequivocal explanation and precise statement that the Vatican does not support this initiative.”
This denunciation comes from Hermes Rodrigues Nery, a Brazilian pro-life writer, politician and activist born in 1965. Contacted by Verità, Nery expressed his concerns about a possible Vatican blessing for a project that “would only produce a further destabilization of the area masked behind a confused self-management entrusted to the natives.”
Talk about the Triple-A Corridor, an ecological corridor from the Andes to the Atlantic via the Amazon has been around for at least thirty years. After the Paris climate summit, it returned to the forefront of political agendas and is taking on new momentum with the Amazon Synod which Pope Francis convened for the Vatican this coming October. The corridor never took off and is unlikely to do so, but the philosophy behind it could now attain unexpected results – a sort of supranational autonomy for the Amazon in the name of environmental protection.
Professor Nery, why should the Vatican deny its blessing to this Amazon Corridor project?
“In February 2017, Cardinal Claudio Hummes, general rapporteur of the next synod on the Amazon, and Bishop Sanchez Sorondo, current chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Sciences, hosted a seminar in the Vatican titled “Human Right to Water,” in which Pope Francis also participated. It welcomed the ecologist Martín von Hildebrand, who presented his controversial Triple-A Corridor project. The question is: Did the Vatican support von Hildebrand’s proposal by welcoming him to an event at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the presence of Hummes, Sorondo and even Francis, in which he publicly defended the Triple-A Corridor project? It is a legitimate question that we must ask ourselves, as well as regarding the philosophy that animates von Hildebrand and in function of the coming Synod.”
What would this “philosophy” be?
“The one that animates his Gaia Amazonas, of which he is honorary president and founder, and is part of the larger The Gaia Foundation. It is an ideology with political connections to the Rio 92 Earth Summit, from which came the Earth Charter and Agenda 21, now expanded by the objectives of the Agenda 2030.”
But what is it concretely?
“We could indicate some ideas that animate these foundations: forests, rivers, minerals, and a nation’s other biological resources would no longer be seen as part of its national heritage to be exploited for the well-being and development of its population, but should be considered the “heritage” of humanity guaranteed by a legally binding global regulation. Then there is a form of neo-malthusianism for which population control must be applied with abortion and contraception, therefore promoting a sort of degrowth in the name of the so-called sustainable development. Finally, [you have] indigenism and the fostering of paganism.”
What are your doubts?
“We are doubly worried. As Catholics, because we are aware that these ideas are contrary to the moral and social doctrine of the Church. A pantheistic leveling of man with creation can lead to a sort of global religion that abandons the universal salvific message of Christ. That is why it is strange and disconcerting to discover that many of the ideologues and activists with this mentality move very easily in the Vatican, giving speeches and influencing the current ecological policy of the Church. And then we are worried as Brazilian citizens, and for this reason have sent the Federal Senate a dossier on the activities of Martín von Hildebrand and his project, which we believe is an explicit attack on Brazilian national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
But what does religion have to do with it?
“I answer you with the words of the Argentine priest, Juan Claudio Sanahuja, deceased in 2016, who wrote the book Global Power and Universal Religion. In it he says that, “legitimate concern for the environment, which is part of Catholic doctrine expressed, among many other documents in the encyclicals Sollicitudo rei socialis and Centesimus annus has nothing to do with the ecological paradigm of the new ethics or universal religion in which intertwine moral relativism, religious syncretism, and pantheism.” That is why we are concerned about the way in which the Pontifical Academy of Sciences has opened the doors to many globalist activists, such as Martín von Hildebrand, advocate of the Earth Charter, to give lectures, participate in events, and allowing the Gaia Foundation and many other organizations imbued with UN ideology to set the tone for the Vatican’s ecological policy in the current pontificate.”
Source: La Verità, September 6, 2019
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