Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (C) addresses the
audience during a meeting of the annual Mercosur trade bloc presidential
summit in Mendoza June 29, 2012. (Credit: Reuters/Enrique Marcarian)

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals
Chinese President Xi Jinping (4-L, first row) poses with leaders of the CELAC group of Latin American and Caribbean states, in Brasilia, on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)

Brazil's Rousseff claims nation 'ready for greatest World Cup'

Brazil's Rousseff claims nation 'ready for greatest World Cup'
Google: Ready, set, goooaaallll! The WorldCup is finally here.

Paraguay police search S. American football HQ

Paraguay police search S. American football HQ
The Conmebol headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, is seen on January 7, 2016, during a raid within the framework of the FIFA corruption scandal (AFP Photo/Norberto Duarte)

'Panama Papers' law firm under the media's lenses

'Panama Papers' law firm under the media's lenses
The Panama Papers: key facts on the huge journalists' investigation into tax evasion (AFP Photo/Thomas Saint-Cricq, Philippe Mouche)

Mossack Fonseca

Mossack Fonseca


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hope for Latino pope rises in Brazil

Deutsche Welle, 24 February 2013

For the first time in history, there's a realistic chance that the new Pope could be Brazilian. The discussion reflects a longing for awakening and renewal in the largest Catholic country in the world.

The new pope's first international journey is already set for Rio de Janeiro, where around two million believers are expected to gather from July 23 to 28. So, is God Brazilian, as Carlos Diegues' movie suggested a decade ago? At the Brazilian bishops' conference as well as within the Brazilian government, the yearning for a "Latino" pope is growing.

Raymundo Damasceno Assis, head of the Brazilian bishops' conference, told the Brazilian daily "O Globo" that there's no great desire for the church to be led by a European. "How do we know God doesn't want to point to a leader from another continent?" Assis was quoted as saying.

A similar sentiment came from the capital city Brasilia, where Gilberto Carvalho - head of the cabinet - was quoted in the Brazilian press expressing his desire for a Brazilian pope. 
Carvalho, who is himself a devout Catholic, told Reuters, "It would be a great honor for any country to have a pope of its nationality."

Pope from the south?

Spiegel hopes for a "pope
from the south"
Humility is not currently the dominant tone in the up-and-coming country of Brazil. Why shouldn't the nation that will host World Youth Day, the next soccer World Cup and the Olympic Games also boast the selection of a Brazilian pope?

Pirmin Spiegel, head of the Catholic charity Misereor, said he always perceived the Latin American, and especially the Brazilian church, as "very self-confident." Spiegel, who lived for Brazil for 15 years as a missionary, also desires a non-European pope. "It would surely be an important sign if the next pope came from the [global] south," he said. Many partners of the project also reportedly want a Latin American pope who would understand the realities of the continent.

Brazilian favorite

From a purely statistical perspective, there's a low chance that a Brazilian pope will emerge from the conclave. Of the 117 eligible cardinals, only five originate from Brazil - although around 125 million Catholics live in the country.

The United States, with 70 million Catholics - including many who immigrated from Latin American countries - has 11 candidates. Meanwhile the majority of cardinals - 61 - are from Europe.

However, there is one Brazilian among the five in the conclave who is considered a favorite: Odilo Pedro Scherer. Pope John Paul declared the 65-year-old with German roots an auxiliary bishop in Sao Paulo in 2001. Six years later, Pope Benedict named Scherer archbishop of the Brazilian city.

 Brazilian Scherer is a favorite for pope
In his native Brazil, Scherer is seen as a conservative who has fought against declining traditional values, and against homosexual union, while in Rome, he enjoys the reputation of being moderate and open.

Distance from subjects

Behind the longing for a Brazilian pope is a perceived distance of many Brazilian Catholics to Benedict. João de Deus de Carvalho Leal, a priest who shared details about his life in northeast Brazil at the invitation of the German aid organization Adveniat, described the Roman Curia as living in a completely different world.

"We are bound together by belief, but we don't have a special relationship to Benedict," Carvalho Leal said. For the priest from the small town of Oeiras in the northeast Brazilian state of Piaui, evangelism and the fight against poverty go hand in hand.

Carvalho Leal, who linked care of souls with social work, cautioned against Catholicism as being simply a conglomeration of principles and dogma. "A repetition of prohibitions, that's not what we expect from the church," he added.

The alienation of many Brazilians from the Catholic church is underscored by the numbers: According to the Brazilian statistical agency IBGE, the proportion of Catholics in Brazil decreased from 74 percent to 64 percent in the decade from 2000 to 2010. Evangelical churches, in the same time period, increased their membership from 15 to 22 percent of the Brazilian population.

Evangelical competition: 1.5 million people took part in the Pentecostal
"March for Jesus"

A calling - for reform

Elizete Dia da Silva, a missionary nun, said it was largely the spirituality of evangelical movements that draws people in. "The lack of a calling is apparent in all orders," she said, adding that "there are less people everywhere." She hopes that the next pope would be "a true pastor" who would represent the interests of the poor.

Sisters within Catholic orders, such as Dia da Silva, are often considered "midwives of the church." Priests, however, are in short supply. Spiegel said that although the Eucharist on Sundays is a focal point for Catholicism, the majority of Brazilian parishes don't offer the ceremony.

Like many believers in Latin America, Spiegel also promotes granting more rights to women in the Catholic church, including "discovering new paths ... to priesthood."

The desire for reform is strong in Latin America as well as in Europe. Many parishes call for a revival of a more liberal theology, which was pushed aside by the last two popes. Spiegel is convinced that "as long as people live in degradation and marginalization, liberal theology will be relevant, even if it goes by another name."

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