Friday, October 3, 2008

Germany- Vatican calls for end of forceably sterializing gypsies- and for better education of gypsies

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Hermitage Report , c.f. Zenit News Service)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Practices by governments, of treating those of an oft marginalized ethnic community- Gypsies like stray dogs- and sterilizing Gypsy women forceably, have been lambasted by the Vatican. Such practices, which as we pointed out about UN, Chinese, American and other efforts at reducing third world birth rates, are Genocide (article 2 section d- UN declaration- c.f. Ireland Archibishop- Watch who you impact -Press release was on markets and the need for social aspects to be viewed by Business, government).

The Vatican has further called for an end to separate "Gypsy Schools", which marginalize the group further. They claim that sterilizing Gypsy women has the horrid impact- to destabilize these ethnic groups' concept of family.

The actual exhortations to governments come from the 6th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Gypsies's final document, as suggested by the Church, from a meeting in Freising, which is in Germany. The congress took place from the 1st to the 4th of September 2008.

The church is asking Caritas Internationalis and Humanitarian groups to help them identify which gypsy groups have the best chance of using such- so as to issue loans, and monitor these- to such groups. Caritas, well known for their successes, and concept of Justice, not Charity- of their work- is the Umbrella Organization for over 160 Catholic Charities. The Delgates emphasized the need this marginalized community has of a living, universal- caring, Catholic church in their lives, which could help them overcome difficulties with it's firm foundation as a support in their often suffering lives.

The full text is available at:
http://www.zenit.org/article-23779?l=english

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