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November 25, 2004

Over One Million Christians Sign EU Religion Plea

Topics: International News

After saying there would be no posting until tonight, couldn't help but post this.
News Telegraph U.K reports "One million Christians sign EU religion plea'"

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Brussels
(Filed: 25/11/2004) 

More than a million people from all over Europe are to deliver a petition to Tony Blair and fellow EU leaders calling for changes to the constitution recognising Europe's Christian heritage.

Refusing to accept a secular "fait accompli" from Brussels, a Christian coalition is demanding that each EU state publish its version of the constitution's preamble, with references to God if desired.

Already armed with 1,149,000 signatures and with thousands more pouring in from Holland since the murder of the film-maker Theo van Gogh, the group claims that most states want some reference to Christianity but were blocked by France.

The move is keenly backed by Pope John Paul II, who has repeatedly condemned the "moral drift" of Brussels. "One does not cut the roots to one's birthright," he told pilgrims this summer.

Euro-MPs voted this week to back the calls for a change in the text. Petitioners, led by Italy's International Mission Centre, will now take their case to EU governments. The current version of the preamble eschews Christianity, talking vaguely of "the cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe".    Read More....

Posted by Hyscience at November 25, 2004 9:20 AM



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