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The European Union and the Papacy

 :: Thursday 05 April 2012
San Pietro e Dintorni
by Marco Tosatti
11/14/2011 

The Pope, Europe and Van Rompuy

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The face to face conversation lasted about twenty minutes, and was followed by the exchange of gifts (Van Rompuy gave the Pope a book entitled “Europe, a draft project”, receiving in turn the gold medal of the Papacy) and the meeting of the President of the EU Council meeting with the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.
 
“We live in a time of crisis, and Europe has big problems.”  These were the words spoken, in French, by Benedict XVI as he sat next to the President of the European Council,  Herman Van Rompuy,  at the table in the Papal Library. His words reflected all the concern that the Pope has for the serious economic situation the continent is facing and the prospects for the EU. And this had to be one of the central themes of the meeting in the Vatican with Van Rompuy. This was the first meeting with President Van Rompuy in the form of a private audience, but it was in fact the second time Benedict XVI met with the President of the Council, following the greeting the two exchanged in the Basilica of St. Peter on 1 May last year, at the end of the John Paul II’s beatification ceremony. The face to face conversation lasted about twenty minutes, which was followed by the exchange of gifts (Van Rompuy gave the Pope a book entitled “Europe, a draft project”, receiving in turn the gold medal of the Papacy) and the meeting of the President of the EU Council meeting with the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.
 
“The talks, held in an atmosphere of cordiality -  according to the note released by the Vatican press office – made it possible to exchange views on the international situation and on the contribution that the Catholic Church wishes to offer the European Union.”   The dialogue, also focused on the promotion of human rights and, in particular, religious freedom.”  A theme which is of great concern to the Pope, who has often spoken of a Europe where Christian values, as well as religious symbols,  know no citizenship. During the meeting with Van Rompuy, a Catholic, who belongs to the Christian Democrats and Flemish party, and who from December 2008 to November 2009 was also Prime Minister of Belgium, there was, among other things, a sense of friction. This was due to the tensions which exploded in the spring of 2009 - when Van Rompuy was still Prime Minister - between Belgium and the Vatican, following the the statements the Pope made during his trip to Africa, against the use of condoms to fight AIDS. There was also an official protest, which was voted on by the House and also by Van Rompuy’s party.
 
Today in Rome, the President of the European Council also spoke at a meeting on ''Living together in Europe today' 'at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he stressed that the European Community is also a collective response to the rejection of barbarism and totalitarianism in the name of values ​​that together form a union that goes even deeper than politics. ''At the risk of surprise - Van Rompuy said - I will say that this is based on love. Because present day solidarity has become too institutional.  A concept which, not to be sterile, implies a notion of sharing and love, that I would describe as free, in the sense of gift.”  Then, after the papal audience, Van Rompuy visited the Community of Saint Egidio and stopped there for lunch, to talk to leaders about issues regarding Europe and its role in the current financial crisis, the commitment of the Community in Africa, the Arab spring. In Brussels “I helped Italy a lot and will continue to do so,” 'he said during lunch, without commenting on the situation in Italy at such a sensitive time.  The President of the European Council also explained that “'the European institutions defend the lives of citizens, they are not an intrusion, and even at this time of global crisis, no EU country will be left alone,” because “Europe is the common house.”

The European Union and the Papacy

www.bereanbeacon.org/.../Papal_Rome_and_the_European_Union.The Vatican has been the most powerful institution in Europe, and although its
influence declined at the time of the Reformation it has made a significant recovery in
the past two centuries. The Protestant nations of Europe that were religiously, politically
and economically freed from a totalitarian Roman Church seem now to be blindly
returning to her yoke.
The Vatican Bank’s tax exempt status in Italy has made it possible for her to manipulate
many of the largest multi-national corporations   This influence is however as nothing
when compared with her power in Europe and in the world of politics and religion.  A
Jesuit priest writing in ‘Inside the Vatican’ stated, “Despite the importance of the
papacy for the Catholic church and its prominent role in international affairs, its internal
workings are little known to Catholics, to world leaders, or to the world at large.”1  This
lack of knowledge is particularly evident when it comes to the role the Vatican is
playing in the making of the EU.   If the Protestant nations of Europe are to remain free,
true believers on both sides of the Atlantic must address the issue of Rome and the EU
and take it to our God in prayer. The alternative may well prove to be the return of the
Inquisition.
It is the authors’ desire that this study of one of the most powerful institutions in the
world today be carefully examined.  Our purpose is to sound the alarm and to stimulate
others to do so too.  Please forward the article to others, and place on your WebPage.
Yours with deep concern for the New Europe as it is being formed,
Richard Bennett and Michael de Semlyen
Papal Rome and the European Union
Papal Rome is widely respected and admired by the world.  She is seen as well
organized, successful and influential, as well as dignified and authoritative.  The aura of
uncritical acclaim around the person of successive popes is unique to the Church of
Rome.  No other global institution has it.  Her pronouncements on moral issues carry
great weight.  So well regarded is the Papacy today that the acceptance of her extends
even to Evangelicals, most of whom have ceased to question her doctrine.
Why then should we take a position contrary to this avalanche of present-day
approval?  We do so because we are commanded by the Lord God to proclaim His truth
and His warnings.  For all is not at all as it seems.  We believe that the late great British
preacher Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was correct when he proclaimed that “the Roman
Catholic Church is a counterfeit and a sham; it represents prostitution of the worst and
1 Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church, by Thomas J. Reese, Harvard
University Press, 1996, 4
most diabolical kind…It binds the souls of its people absolutely, just as Communism
and Nazism did, and it is itself a totalitarian system.”2
Papal Pronouncements on Europe
On August 31st 2003, Pope John Paul II entrusted the future of the new Europe to the
Virgin Mary.  In the words of the Catholic news agency Zenit,
“He placed Europe in Mary’s hands, so that it would ‘become a symphony of
nations committed to building together the civilization of love and peace.’  Last
Sunday, the Holy Father urged that the final draft of the European Constitution
should recognize explicitly the Christian roots of the continent, as they constitute a
‘guarantee of a future.’”3
The official teaching of Rome makes clear that this statement concerning “the Christian
roots of the continent” is a facade.  When the Pope or his Church use the term
“Christian” they mean “Roman Catholic”.  A recent official decree of Rome condemns
“the tendency to read and to interpret Sacred Scripture outside the Tradition and
Magisterium of the Church.”4  Rome officially proclaims that the Christian Church of
Christ is the Catholic Church.  In her decree she states,
“Therefore, there exists a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic
Church, governed by the Successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with
him.”5 
Just as the Nazis declared non-Aryans to be non-humans, so now the Church of Rome
declares other churches to be non-churches.  Her official words are,
“the ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the
genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery, are not Churches in the
proper sense.…”6 
In the same document, Dominus Iesus (September 5th 2000), footnote 51 refers to a
decree, which states,
“We declare, say, define, and proclaim to every human creature that they by
necessity for salvation are entirely subject to the Roman Pontiff.”7
The mind of Rome is thus expressed in her official decrees.  Once the Protestant nations
are committed to the emerging European superstate and its Constitution, the Vatican’s
plan to once again “Christianize” the European Union will be implemented.  As
described by the London Sunday Telegraph, “The Pope is calmly preparing to assume
the mantle which he solemnly believes to be his Divine Right - that of new Holy Roman
Emperor, reigning from the Urals to the Atlantic.”8   
2 Bible League Quarterly (20 Thistlebarrow Road, Salisbury SP1 3RT, England) Oct-Dec 1981
3 Date: 2003-08-31 Code: ZE03083104  http://www.zenit.org/english/ 9/3/03
4 DOMINUS  IESUS  September  5th  2000   Para  4  www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/
cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000806_dominus-iesus_en.html 
5 Ibid., Para. 17
6 Ibid., Para. 17
7 Henry Denzinger, The Sources of Catholic Dogma, Tr. by Roy J Deferrari from Enchiridion
Symbolorum, 13th ed (B. Herder Book Co., 1957),  #469.
8 Sunday Telegraph, July 21st 1991
The Vatican as a “Unique Contribution” to the EU
The EU already has most of the attributes needed for nationhood.  It has a passport, a
flag, a single currency and an anthem.  It is also drawing up in its constitution the
further characteristics of nationhood such as a president, international ambassadors and
a foreign secretary.  The Vatican carefully gives soul to all of this by claiming that this
is “a unique contribution to the building up of a Europe open to the world”.  The Pope
in his Ecclesia in Europa states,
“One and universal, yet present in the multiplicity of the Particular Churches, the
Catholic Church can offer a unique contribution to the building up of a Europe open
to the world.  The Catholic Church in fact provides a model of essential unity in a
diversity of cultural expressions, a consciousness of membership in a universal
community which is rooted in but not confined to local communities, and a sense of
what unites beyond all that divides.”9 
“The  Particular  Churches  in  Europe  are  not  simple  agencies  or  private
organizations.  Rather, they carry out their work with a specific institutional
dimension that merits legal recognition, in full respect for just systems of civil
legislation.”10  
“Particular Churches in Europe” is simply a pretense.  The Vatican views itself as the
Particular Church, and officially states,
“The Catholic faithful are required to profess that there is an historical continuity —
rooted in the apostolic succession — between the Church founded by Christ and the
Catholic Church.”11
From the decrees published it is clear that, apart from the Church of Rome establishing
herself as the “unique contribution to the building up of a Europe open to the world”,
she claims for herself “legal recognition” in accord with her own “civil legislation”.
This has been the basis of the Vatican’s political manipulation over the centuries.
While Rome carefully prepares her own legal place, she will tolerate no rivals - “the
ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate are not Churches
in the proper sense.”12  Most certainly they are not to be included as part of the “unique
contribution to the building up of a Europe open to the world”!
As author Adrian Hilton has warned in a recent article in The Spectator,
“the issue of European religious union is one that has been concealed even deeper
than the plans for political union, but the ratchet towards a Catholic Europe is just as
real.  The Pope’s recent demand that ‘God’ be featured in the emerging European
constitution has been echoed by many leading Catholic politicians and bishops.
While on the surface such a reference may offend only Europe’s atheist and
humanist contingent, it must be observed that when the Vatican refers to God, she
sees herself as God’s infallible vice-regent upon earth, the leading organ of divine
expression; indeed, according to its publication Dominus Iesus [5 September 2000],
9
Eccelsia

in

Europa,

Para.
116
www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-
ii_exh_20030628_ecclesia-in-europa_en.html  9/23/03
10 Ibid.,  Para. 20,  7/15/03  Bolding in any quotation indicates emphasis added in this paper unless
otherwise noted.
11 DOMINUS IESUS, Para. 16
12 Ibid., Para 17
as the only mediator in the salvation of God’s elect, insisting that all other Churches,
including the Church of England, ‘are not Churches in the proper sense’.”13 
The Real Meaning of the Popes message to Europe
The Ecclesia in Europa pronouncement is one of the cleverest produced by Pope John
Paul II.  It is a masterpiece that purportedly proclaims the Christian message, while in
fact it teaches the rites and rituals of the Papacy.  For example the concept of the
“Gospel of hope” is mentioned forty times in the dissertation.  The message however is
not one of hope; rather it is an adept counterfeit.  For example Paragraph 74 begins by
stating, “A prominent place needs to be given to the celebration of the sacraments, as
actions of Christ and of the Church ordered to the worship of God, to the sanctification
of people and to the building up of the ecclesial community.”  The Pope thus presents
his physical, symbolic sacraments as the efficacious cause of salvation.  In place of the
direct obedience to Christ Jesus demanded in the Gospel of faith, the sacraments are
purported to be “actions of Christ”.  This is where the Vatican’s pretense of “hope” lies.
Such sacraments are declared necessary for salvation in the official teaching of Rome,
“The Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are
necessary for salvation.  ‘Sacramental grace’ is the grace of the Holy Spirit, given
by Christ and proper to each sacrament.”14
By setting aside the direct work of God in Christ Jesus, the sacraments of Rome are an
attempt to steal from Christ His Priesthood and an attempt to rob Him of His power as
Mediator.  The Roman Church attempts to rob God the Holy Spirit of His peculiar work
as the Sanctifier, by attributing His power of giving grace to its own rituals.  Thus it
attempts to rob God the Father of His prerogatives of justifying and forgiving sinners.
This is the reality behind the concept of the “Gospel of hope” that permeates the Pope’s
message to Europe.  Throughout the centuries, Rome has substituted her sacraments for
the Gospel in a consistently degrading insult to the grace of God.  Shameful to God and
damning to men is the Pope’s memorandum to Europe.  
We are at a seminal moment in history, as the Holy Roman Empire re-emerges
as a European Superstate.  Throughout her history the Papacy has remained self-
governing and invincible to every restraining force other than that of the power of God
in the Gospel.  Bible believers need to be aware of the times in which we live, we need
to study the history of the EU in order to see the outworking of the guile of Rome.
A Short History of the EU
After the destruction, ruin and enormous human cost of the Second World War,
statesmen and politicians resolved to ensure that it would never happen again.  In 1946
Sir Winston Churchill suggested in a famous speech at Zurich in Switzerland that, “we
must build a kind of United States of Europe”.  This was not, as Euro-enthusiasts have
often insisted, a commitment for Britain to participate in the European project.
Churchill envisaged a Western Europe of free independent sovereign nations, not an
13
Adrian  Hilton,  “Render  unto  the  Pope”,
 The  Spectator,  30  August,  2003,
http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old&section=current&issue=2003-11-
15&id=3450&searchText=   11/17/2003
14 Catechism of the Catholic Church  (Liguori, MO:  Liguori Publications, 1994) Para. 1129
undemocratic federal Superstate.  Together the nations would reach for a destiny of
unprecedented co-operation and harmony.
In 1950 the Schuman Plan proposed the supra-national pooling of the German
and French coal and steel industries in order to lay the basis of European economic
unity.  The partial merger of the economies of the two traditional enemies would ensure
continuing peace between them.  French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman and German
Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signed the agreement, The Treaty of Paris, as co-founders
of the Franco-German Coal and Steel Confederation.  Like their colleagues Jean Monnet
and Paul Henri Spaak, they were both devout Roman Catholics who shared the vision of
successive post-war Popes for a re-Catholicized and united Europe.  Adenauer and
Schuman, along with Alcide de Gasperi, all three “founding fathers”, are in the process
of being made into “Saints” by the Vatican as a reward for founding the new Europe “on
Roman Catholic principles”.
The European Economic Community (The EEC), established in 1957 by The
Treaty of Rome brought in Italy, Holland, Belgium and Luxemburg to join France and
Germany, removing trade barriers between member states and unifying their economic
policies.  It made clear to those with sufficient stamina to read the Treaty’s lengthy and
turgid document that the aim of the project was always to achieve political unity in
economic disguise, “an ever closer union”.15
In 1962 the Common Agricultural policy was introduced with a single European
market and price fixing, which has consistently favored French farmers.  The Northwest
Technocrat commented on the developing design of the European project at that time,
“Fascism in Europe is about to be reborn in respectable business attire, and the Treaty of
Rome will be finally implemented to its fullest extent.  The dream of a Holy Roman
Empire returning to power to dominate and direct the so-called forces of Christian
mankind of the Western world is not dead, but still stalks through the antechambers of
every national capital of continental Western Europe, in the determination of the leaders
in the Common Market to restore the Holy Roman Empire with all that that means!”16
Nearly thirty years later, the London-based Sunday Telegraph was to express the
same concern in a major article headed “Now, a Holy European Empire?”  It stated,
“The Vatican notoriously thinks in centuries.  In Pope John Paul II we have the most
political pope of modern times.  It is in the movement towards federalism of the
Common Market, with the coming membership of Eastern European countries, as
well as in the turmoil of the Soviet Union, that the Pope may see the greatest
possibility for an increase in Catholic political power since the fall of Napoleon or
since the Counter-Reformation.  The Common Market itself started under the
inspiration of Catholic politicians – such as Adenauer of Germany, Paul Henri
Spaak, Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman….The EC Social Charter and the
socialism of Jacques Delors (President of the European Commission) are imbued
with Catholic social doctrine.  If European federalism triumphs, the EC will indeed
15 Vid Treaty of Rome, Articles 164-188
16 The Northwest Technocrat, 1962
be an empire.  It will lack an emperor: but it will have the Pope.  It is difficult not to
think that Wojtyla realises this.”17
In 1967 Prime Minister Harold Wilson announced that Britain would apply to
join the European Community (the Common Market).  The British people voted to do so
in a referendum in the belief that they were joining a closer trading relationship, a kind
of club, rather than being bound into an evolving Superstate.  Unfortunately no more
people had read The Treaty of Rome in the 1960s than had read Mein Kampf in the
1930s.  Politicians and opinion formers, who should have known better, accepted
assurances that no loss of sovereignty was involved in acceding to the EEC.
In 1973, Prime Minister Edward Heath, who definitely did know better,
committed Britain into membership of the EEC.  Ireland and Denmark joined the same
year.  In 1979, the European Parliament was established in Strasbourg with its first
direct elections.  The word “economic” was carefully dropped from the name of the
project that was now to be described as the European Community (EC).  Greece joined
the EC in 1981, which was the year of the Single European Act - enacting the gradual
transfer of executive, legislative and judicial powers from member States to EC
“instrumentalities”.  Spain and Portugal signed up to the EC in 1986, making a total of
twelve member states.  In 1990, East Germany joined as part of a united Germany. 
In February 1992, The Maastricht Treaty, or Treaty of European Union, was
signed at Maastricht in Holland by the foreign and finance ministers of the member
states.  Its objective was to bind the twelve nations into cooperation or “ever closer
union” on a range of issues other than economic and trading.  To this end the EC was
renamed  The European Union.  The Maastricht Treaty established economic and
monetary union, which would lead ultimately to all member states sharing a single
currency.  The religious dimension, although not apparent, was the key to what was
being formed.  Among European leaders who were most influential in furthering the
Maastricht agenda were Jacques Delors and Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers (both
Jesuit educated) as well as devout Catholics German Chancellor Kohl and Prime
Minister Felipe Gonzales of Spain.  These four leaders were all products of the Roman
Catholic Social Movement, which believes that “there is no nobler task than the unifying
of our continent” and views the idea of a united Europe as essentially a Catholic
concept.
The Amsterdam Treaty followed and was signed in 1997 as a further notch of the
ratchet of “ever-closer union”, meaning in fact, ever diminishing sovereignty, following
the principle of acquis communautaire (which asserts “that what has been acquired
cannot be taken away”). The Amsterdam Treaty gave more powers to the unelected
Commission and particularly to its unelected President as the initiator, administrator,
mediator, negotiator and guardian of the Treaties.  The Treaty of Nice, signed by Prime
Minister Tony Blair in December 2000, was the last in the series of treaties, which have
progressively drained the UK of its sovereignty.  At Nice there was finally and
irrevocably established the EU as a sovereign federal state.  A new European criminal
17 Sunday Telegraph, 25 August 1991
code, Corpus Juris, will replace the classic, longstanding British criminal code.  Vital
elements such as Trial by Jury and Habeas Corpus are missing from this new code.18
EU Supreme Power
Even before the Treaty of Nice came into force, the EU Constitutional Convention,
presided over by former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, produced its first
draft of a constitution for Europe in October 2002.  On 13 June 2003 a final version of
the draft Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe, was produced.  Quoting from
the London Daily Telegraph,
“To the strains of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, the Convention on the Future of Europe
proclaimed agreement yesterday on a written constitution for a vast European Union
of 450 million citizens bringing together East and West.  Valery Giscard d’Estaing,
the chair of the 105-strong body, held up a text…‘We have sown a seed and I am
sure that seed will grow and bring fruit.  Europe’s voice will be heard and respected
on the international stage.  Instead of a half-formed Europe, we have a Europe with
a legal identity, with a single currency, common justice, a Europe which is about to
have its own defence.’  There was no vote. M Giscard, famed for his autocratic style
during 16 months of stormy debates, simply discerned consensus among the MPs,
MEPs, and national envoys.  Few were willing to spoil the party by crying foul…
.The Constitution gives the EU full ‘legal personality’ and determines that EU law
will have primacy over the law of member states.  It prohibits Westminster from
legislating in most areas of national life - agriculture, justice, energy, social policy,
economic cohesion, transport, the environment, and aspects of public health – unless
Brussels chooses to waive its power.”19
“If the new constitution is accepted, the EU will no longer be a treaty organization
in which member states agree to lend power to Brussels, for certain purposes, on the
understanding that they can take it back again.  Rather, the EU will itself have
become the fount of power, with the ability to sign international treaties in its own
right.  It will have its own President, foreign minister and foreign policy; its own
parliament, supreme court, flag, anthem and currency.  It will have become a
sovereign state, in fact a federal superstate.  The member states whose constitutions
will be subject to this higher constitution, will cease to be sovereign.  The new order
will be irreversible.  M Giscard made clear that the national veto is to be abolished
in 50 new areas, including immigration and asylum.”20 
Under the new Constitution’s rules, no nation is to be allowed to secede from the EU
except by a two-thirds majority vote of member states in agreement with the secession.
18 See Frederick Forsyth “The Abolition of Habeas Corpus” and Lord Stoddart on Corpus Juris,
www.bullen.demon.co.uk  11/18/03
19
Ambrose  Evans-Prtichard,  “Few  willing  to  spoil  the  party  for  Giscard”  in
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/06/14/weu14.xml  6/17/03
20 Ambrose Evans-Pritchard  worldwatchdaily.org/index.cfm/ fuseaction/home.sa/a/9699  7/7/03  See also
Noel Malcolm  Daily Telegraph  28/7/03 ‘A Federal Constitution with the Heart of a Manifesto’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fopinion%2F2003%2F07%2F28%2Fdo2801.x
ml  11/17/03
The Same Spirit - of Domination
The EU will acquire competence in “all areas of foreign policy, including the
progressive framing of a common defence policy”; though major decisions must be
unanimous.  The European Court, which acquires vast powers, will ensure that member
states “actively and unreservedly support the EU’s common foreign and security
policy”.  Article 8 of the draft Constitution, which also imposes “an obligation of loyal
cooperation vis-à-vis the Union” of member states, reinforces the supremacy of EU law
over the laws of member states.21  An EU attorney-general will be able to prosecute
“cross-border crime”, a catch-all term that will allow Brussels the supreme jurisdiction
throughout the EU.  The Constitution lacks any serious democratic dimension and is
clearly designed to strengthen the EU power structure for the benefit of the European
elite.  Doubtless the intention is to force it through with the minimum of real democratic
scrutiny.
This spirit of absolute autocracy that is to govern the EU is frighteningly akin to
the spirit that rules in the Vatican, “The First See is judged by no one.”22  Rome’s stamp
upon the pages of history has ever been “no accountability”.  Its laws also state,  “It is
solely the right of the Roman Pontiff himself to judge, in cases mentioned in can. 1401:  1.
those who hold the highest civil office in a state.”23  The same spirit of despotism in
both systems loudly proclaims supreme caution.
“The Abandoning of a Thousand years of History”
The  Treaty  that  establishes  the  new  Constitution,  due  to  be  agreed  by  the
Intergovernmental conference in 2004 is far more extensive than any previous treaty.
Derek Heathcote-Amory, the Conservative Party representative at the Constitutional
Convention, rightly described it as “bigger than the treaties of Maastricht, Amsterdam
and Nice rolled together.”  The implications of such huge changes, “the abandoning of a
thousand years of history”, have not been really understood by the majority of the
British people.  Little by little, treaty by treaty, first the EEC, then the EC, then the EU;
people have become used to Europe and bored with it; and with so many scare stories
about Brussels, so-called dangers threatening their independence and sovereignty, so
many eurosceptics “crying wolf”.  It has all being going on as long as they can
remember – and, after all, Britain does have the fourth largest economy in the world,
and in the main they have prospered.  The problem is that the wolf is now at the door!
Many of those who cherish Britain’s independence and who do not want to give
away that for which two world wars were fought to retain, realize this.  If the move to
establish the Constitution for Europe is ratified by the UK parliament, it would be the
first time that the United Kingdom has adopted or acceded to a wholly written
constitution.  How can the UK adopt such a constitution, having never had one before?
The answer would seem to be straightforward.  The people must give their consent.
However if the Labour government has its way there will be no referendum.  Tony
21 www.euroscep.dircon.co.uk/corpus4.htm  11/18/03
22 Code of Canon Law, Latin-English ed., New English Tr. (Wash. DC:  Canon Law Society of America,
1983) Can. 1404  All canons are taken from this source unless otherwise stated.
23 Canon 1405, Sec.1  Can. 1401:1 states, “By proper and exclusive right the Church adjudicates: 1. cases
which regard spiritual matters or those connected to spiritual matters.”
Blair, who is said to have set his sights on the top job as President of the “United States
of Europe”, has made clear that there will be no referendum.  He does not want it
because he knows he cannot win it.  Also a referendum campaign would educate the
people in both what is proposed and what has already happened.  The Prime Minister
agreed to hold a referendum on the Single Currency before he came into office in 1997,
but to date he has hesitated to do so, as “the conditions have not been right” - again,
meaning that he would have lost it.
The EU’s Power Symbols
The EU Parliament’s main base is Strasbourg in France.  The city symbolizes the dream
of Franco-German integration that was at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire of
Charlemagne.  In December 2000, the European Union opened its new Parliament
building there.  It is patterned after Dutch artist Pieter Breugel’s famous painting of the
Tower of Babel.  Breugel’s painting portrays the Tower unfinished, as does the new EU
building, which is built to appear unfinished in close resemblance to the painting.
Outside the Parliament building is a statue of the goddess, Europa, riding a Bull.  Inside,
the dome displays a colossal painting of the Woman riding the Beast.  The woman
riding the beast symbol also appears on some of the “two euro” coins that have been
minted.
The same imagery has appeared on EU postage stamps, including the British
one issued in 1984 to commemorate the second elections for the European Parliament.
The EU’s conscious use of such symbolism creates the impression that it wishes to
bring to mind Europe’s desire to rule using all the power it has at its disposal.  In
Scripture, the Woman riding the Beast is revealed in Revelation 17.  The identification
with the Church of Rome has long been apparent to Bible believers.  This interpretation
of Bible prophecy did much to empower the Reformation.  Only Papal Rome is a city
which is sited on seven hills, a religious system, whose Prelates “are arrayed in purple
and scarlet color”, a civil state “with whom the kings of the earth have committed
fornication”, historically, with hands that are crimson with the blood of Bible believers,
“that has been drunken with the blood of the saints and with the martyrs of Jesus.”
Papal Rome is the only worldwide religious system that calls itself and its virgin
goddess “Mother”.
History also Unveils what is Now Happening
A brief review of European history helps with this identification of the Papacy with
Scripture.  After the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, the Papacy
continually sought to establish the same dominance as had the Caesars (in fact
successive Popes used the same name - Pontifex Maximus).  They did so by weaving
together both temporal and spiritual jurisdictions and blasphemously assumed to
themselves the office of “the Vicar of Christ”.  In that spurious role, in the course of a
few centuries, they were able to subjugate the kings of Europe who became their vice
regents.24  Thus century-by-century the “Mother Church” succeeded in extending her
24 For fuller treatment, see J. A. Wylie, The History of Protestantism (Rapidan, VA 22733:  Hartland
Publications, 2002) Orig. publ. 1878. Four vols, particularly Vol. I, Ch. 3 “Development of the Papacy
from the Time of Constantine to Hildebrand”.
power, usurping that of civil governments.  Under the guise of religion she planted her
own hierarchical system of government, with its exhaustive financial requirements, in
each of Europe’s kingdoms.  The blending of things civil and sacred was the Vatican’s
hard to resist method of operation in those dark ages.  Unhappily this is still so today,
and will be so again, once power and control have been consolidated in the new “United
States of Europe”.  “Semper eadem”, Rome never changes.
The duplicity of the Papacy’s perpetual mixing of political and spiritual powers
could surely not be better portrayed than in God’s Word in Revelation 17.  The Apostle
John beheld the ten-horned beast, representing the Roman Empire, carrying a woman
dressed in purple and scarlet, decked with gold, precious stones and pearls.  She is a
harlot, and the mother of harlots and abominations, the paramour of kings, the pitiless
persecutor intoxicated with the blood of the saints and of the martyrs of Christ Jesus.
The angel told John, “The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman
sitteth.”  To explain this singular fact and to avoid guesswork, he adds, “the woman
which thou sawest is that great city which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” (v 7)
The city is indisputably Rome.  The name upon the harlot’s brow is “mystery”.  The
city cannot be pagan Rome, about which there was no mystery.  In contrast, Papal
Rome was mysterious and continues to be elusive.  Babylon, in the book of Revelation,
is a city and an harlot.  Jerusalem, in the same book, is a city and a bride.  Babylon is
the deceptive lover of earthly kings; Jerusalem the chaste bride of the King of Kings.
The contrast is between Church and Church, the faithful Church and the Apostate
Church.  
The Flag – Another EU Spiritual Symbol
The flag of the European Union, blue with a design of twelve stars in a circle derives
from the twelve stars that in Catholic tradition are the halo around the head of the
Virgin Mary.25  The stars stem from the belief that twelve is the symbol of perfection
and of what is unchangeable.  The political purposes behind all of these symbols are
much debated; the Biblical significance, however, is revealing.26  According to the
European  Union  publication  Europe’s  Star  Choice:  “The  flag  has  its  roots  in
Romanism, takes its symbolism from Romanism, and represents the Roman Catholic
ideal.”  The design with its halo of stars was inspired by many pictures of the Virgin
Mary, the most prominent of which is on the Council of Europe stained glass window in
Strasbourg Cathedral.
The EU’s “single market”, “social chapter” and “subsidiarity” are concepts of
Roman Catholic social teaching, originating with Pope Pius XI in the 1930s, and
adopted by Hitler’s Vatican-backed Third Reich.  Nazi Finance Minister Walther Funk,
styled as the architect of Hitler’s “New Europe”, issued a compendium of papers in
25 For further detail, see Adrian Hilton, The Principality and Power of Europe:  Britain and the emerging
Holy European Empire (Box 67, Ricksmanworth, Herts WD3 5SJ, U.K.:  Dorchester House, 2000) p. 55.
26
Documentation  on  these  EU  symbols  are  found  on  the  following  WebPages:
www.pointsoftruth.com/beastarises.html  7/7/03;
http://fp.thebeers.f9.co.uk/europe.htm  7/7/03;  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PatriotSaints/message/270
7/7/03;
www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=eu4  7/7/03
1942 which contained detailed plans for a Europe bearing close resemblance to the
Europe  now  emerging.   Funk’s  papers  described:-“The  European  Economic
Community”, “The Common European Currency”, “Harmonisation of European Rates
of Exchange”, A Common Labour Policy and a European Regional Principle.  The last
has now become known as the Europe of Regions Policy – England is to be replaced by
seven regions, which with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will total ten regions in
all.  Together they are to replace the United Kingdom!
TheThird Reich to be followed by EU
The Third Reich, like the EU, was an attempt to revive the Roman Empire.  The higher
strategy of the Vatican and the acquiescence of the Catholic Central Party had brought
Hitler to power.  Instrumental in this strategy were Reich Chancellor Franz von Papen
and Papal Nuncio, Monsignor Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII.  Von Papen goes down
in history as the man who obtained Hitler his two-thirds majority, signed the law which
made him Head of State and was also responsible for the enormously important
Concordat with the Church of Rome in 1933.  He declared, “the Third Reich is the first
power in the world to put into practice the lofty principles of the Papacy.”27  Incredibly,
given his responsibility for Nazi atrocities, he was acquitted at Nuremberg and later
became Papal Chamberlain to Pope John XXIII.  Pacelli, as Pope Pius XII, became
notorious for his silence with regard to the Holocaust and the other appalling crimes
committed by the Fascists in Europe.  The Vatican’s attempts to canonise him have
proved highly controversial.
The Nazi leadership was mainly Roman Catholic.  Hitler and Himmler were
greatly influenced by the Jesuits, as was Mussolini whose Father Confessor was a
Jesuit.  Hitler said of Himmler, “in Himmler I see our Ignatius de Loyola.”28  Joseph
Goebbels was also Jesuit-educated, as was Walter Schellenberg who led the SD or
Sicherheitsdienst, the Security Service of the SS, and before being sentenced to death at
Nuremberg for crimes against humanity, stated that, “the SS organisation has been
constituted by Himmler according to the principles of the Jesuit Order.  Their
regulations and the spiritual exercises prescribed by Ignatius of Loyola were the model
Himmler tried to copy exactly”.29
The lesson and warning of history is that undemocratic regimes whose leaders
owe allegiance to the Pope or practise “the lofty principles of the Papacy” pose a threat
to individual liberty, and carry out religious persecution.  For example, the inquisition
was alive and well in the Balkans in the 1940s. “Convert or die” was the choice on offer
to 900,000 Orthodox Serbs in the new state of Croatia, run by Nazi puppet Anton
Pavelich and Roman Catholic Primate, Archbishop Alois Stepinac.  200,000 were
“converted”; 700,000 who preferred to die, were tortured, shot, burned or buried alive.
This appalling persecution, carried out mainly by Ustashi priests and friars “for the
27 Robert d’Harcourt, “Franz von Papen l’homme a` tout faire…” (L’Aube, 3 Oct. 1946) in The Vatican
Against Europe by Edmond Paris, Tr. from French by A. Robson, First English Ed 1961 (184 Fleet
Street, London, EC4:  The Wickliffe Press, 1961) p. 271.
28 Libres Propos, Flammarion, Paris 1952
29 Edmond Paris, The Vatican Against Europe (London:  Wycliffe Press, 1961)
triumph of Christ and Croatia”, included many of the worst atrocities of the War;
certainly the mutilations were horrific, the savagery terrible. 30
Few people know what took place in Croatia during the Second World War:
news of it has been simply suppressed.  Nor do they understand what happened in the
Balkans in the 1990s.  The re-establishing of Croatia as an independent state, during the
disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, is instructive.  The European Union, led by
Germany ignored the protest of Britain and many other nations in pressing for this to
happen.  The Vatican was the first to recognise the reborn Croatia.  Writing in
September 1991 in the Sunday Telegraph historian Andrew Roberts expressed surprise
that
“almost the entire Western media have chosen to champion the Croats. … how are
the Serbs expected to react to the decision to adopt the Ustashi’s chequered symbol
as the Croatian national flag?  In Krajina it takes longer than the attention span of
today’s CNN broadcaster to forget the way Franciscan friars participated in the
slaughter of Serbs in Croatian Bosnia.  Orthodox Serbs were promised protection if
they converted to Catholicism and were then killed, after they entered the churches,
as the priests looked on.”31
None of this is surprising if we know the history of Roman Catholicism.  “From the
birth of Popery in 600, to the present time, it has been estimated by careful and credible
historians, that  more  than FIFTY  MILLIONS  of  the  human  family  have been
slaughtered for ‘the crime’ of heresy by popish persecutors, an average of more than
forty thousand religious murders for every year of the existence of Popery.”32  The
Scripture speaks propetically of her lust for power and blood; history has recorded
many of the gruesome details.
The Papacy has been predominant throughout the whole history of Europe.  It
has left its mark and record on most of the major nations.  In times past it has proven
itself to be totally dominant in its control of Kings and Princes.  The whole history of
the Western world over fourteen centuries has been plagued by the intrigues and
machinations of the Church of Rome in unceasing pursuit of her global designs.  In the
words of the historian J.A. Wiley,
“….as regards the influence of Popery on government, it were easy to demonstrate,
that the Papacy delayed the advent of representative and constitutional government
for thirteen centuries.  Superstition is the mother of despotism; Christianity is the
parent of liberty.  There is no truth which the past history of the world more
30 The Vatican’s Holocaust (Springfield, MO: Ozark Books, 1986)
31 Sunday Telegraph, 15 September 1991
32 “No computation can reach the numbers who have been put to death, in different ways, on account of
their maintaining the profession of the Gospel, and opposing the corruptions of the Church of Rome.  A
MILLION poor Waldenses perished in France; NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND orthodox Christians
were slain in less than thirty years after the institution of the order of the Jesuits.  The Duke of Alva
boasted of having put to death in the Netherlands, THIRTY-SIX THOUSAND by the hand of the
common executioner during the space of a few years.  The Inquisition destroyed, by various tortures,
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND within thirty years.  These are a few specimens, and but a
few, of those which history has recorded; but the total amount will never be known till the earth shall
disclose her blood, and no more cover her slain"  John Dowling, History of Rome in Scott’s Church
History, Book 8 
abundantly establishes than this.  It was through Christianity that the democratic
element first came into the world.…The papal government is the very antipodes
of constitutional government: it centres all power in one man: it does so on the
ground of divine right; and is therefore essentially and eternally antagonistic to
the constitutional element.  Its long dominancy in Europe formed the grand barrier
to  the  progress  of  the  popular  element  in  society,  and  to  the  erection  of
constitutional government in the world.”33 
Our Hope and Prayer for Europe
Once again we have come to a defining moment in history.  Once more the Vatican is
engaged in placing its hallmark and its rituals on the face of Europe to further its
familiar agenda.  It does so in a number of different ways directed from the highest
levels of command in the Vatican.  Firstly, it operates directly through its civil
ambassadors in each European nation.  According to the Catholic Almanac  “Papal
representatives ‘receive from the Roman Pontiff the charge of representing him in a
fixed way in the various nations or regions of the world.’”34  Secondly, the Roman
Church also deals directly and legally with individual nations through its many legal
concordats.  Less directly it operates through its representation and influence in most of
the governmental agencies of Europe.  This involvement, especially in the area of
finance  and  business,  is  documented  in  her  Almanac  under  the  heading  of
“Governmental Organisations”.  These include the United Nations, the Council of
Europe, the Organisation of American States, the International Organisation for the
Unification of Private Law and the International Council on Grain, among others.
Rome has her observers and delegates in all of these many listed organisations.35
Finally, she operates through her own people in Europe whose allegiance is first and
foremost to the Roman Catholic Church.  Many of her people have access to positions
in the ruling structure of their nation.  As Roman Catholics, they are enjoined by the
Vatican to use both influence and position to bring that nation into line with papal
policy on any particular issue.
We need to pray that Europe will not be taken back to the state that it was in,
spiritually and politically, during the Middle Ages.  Roman Catholicism  though
outwardly and politically strong is inwardly and spiritually feeble.  By her laws and
ceremonies, her Bishops, Priests and laity are obliged to accept the system that
recognizes the Pope as the universal “Sovereign Father” while denying the true Father
and the Son.  From its traditions, history, and crises, it is evident that it is an institution
lacking the Gospel of grace in Christ, one that walks in darkness and in the shadow of
death.
In contrast, the true Christian faith may outwardly look small and weak; but
inwardly, and in essence, it is the strongest power on earth.  That same power liberated
most of Europe at the time of the Reformation.  It is the power that is in Christ Jesus the
Lord, and inseparable from Him.  In the words of the Apostle Peter, “blessed be the
33 J.A. Wylie, The Papacy, Book III. Chapter III, “Influence of Popery on Government”
www.wayoflife.org/papacy/03-03.htm  9/25/03
34 Our Sunday Visitor’s Catholic Almanac 1998  (Huntington, IN:  Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 1997) p.168
35 The Catholic Almanac 1998, p171
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath
begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the
dead.”36  The reason for our confidence is our relationship to the risen Saviour the Lord
Jesus Christ.  He is Lord, the universal King and Sovereign, the Priest and Saviour.
Christ Jesus our Lord is a Prophet, anointed with the Spirit and furnished with all gifts
necessary for the instruction, guidance, and salvation of His people through His written
Word, the Holy Scriptures.  He and His Gospel of grace are our hope for the future of
Europe.  Our inheritance is reserved in heaven, on earth however we “are kept by the
power of God through faith…”37
We remember that the greatest power of God has often been experienced in
times of the greatest declension, such as the time of the 18th century Revival and that of
the Reformation itself.  “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”38
God in His sovereignty and in His divine timing can bring a people to the Bible, to His
truth of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.  When He pleases
He is able with one word of His grace, to renew Europe by an act of His power, and
make His enemies the footstool of Christ.  We pray that He will give us the faith of the
Reformers and of all those in the history of Europe who have given their lives for
Biblical Truth.  For the European Union we pray the words of the prophet of the Lord,
‘“Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.”39
God can send forth His Spirit when He pleases.  He did so at the time of the
Reformation; we pray that He will do so again now!  We remember the words of John
Owen at another tuning point of history.  He spoke of his own nation, England, at a time
of social disintegration yet looking for revival.  We now need that same faith and
confidence for Britain and for the future of all the EU,
“When God will do this I know not: but I believe God can do this: He is able to do it
– able to renew all his churches, by sending out supplies of the Spirit, whose
fullness is with Him, to recover them in the due and appointed time.  And more; I
believe truly, that when God hath accomplished some ends upon us, and hath
stained the glory of all flesh, He will renew the power and glory of religion among
us again, even in this nation.”40
Watch and Pray; Sound an Alarm in Zion
The Church of Rome is one of the major players in the “creeping totalitarianism” of the
New World Order.  Her designs on the EU are a major part of the unfolding global
strategy.  We need to watch and pray as the “Fourth Reich” emerges out of its embryo.
A watchman of old was expected to guard against robbers and disturbers of the peace.
We are all commanded to be watchmen, “to watch and pray”.  There has been a
dreadful apathy that has afflicted the household of God, an indifference to the clear
threat to our ancient liberties and Protestant identity from both the EU and the Church
of Rome.  As watchmen of the Lord today we are to guard against false teachers and
36 I Peter 1:3
37 I Peter 1:5
38 Isaiah 9:2
39 Lamentations 5:21
40 John Owen, The Works of John Owen (Johnstone & Hunter, 1850-53; Reprinted by The Banner of
Truth Trust, Edinburgh EH12 6EL, 1976) Vol. 9, p 514
false religion.  We are to watch and discern the actions and words of the one who would
seek to supplant the Gospel with apostasy and tyranny.  Our task under God is to sound
an alarm, “blow ye the trumpet in Zion…let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for
the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand.”41  Now even more than in the days of
old the commands of the Lord are to be obeyed, “son of man, I have made thee a
watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them
warning from me.”42  As we make our stand, so also we pray expecting to see the power
of God at work in Europe, “they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they
shall walk, and not faint.”43  We owe the liberty that we yet enjoy to Jesus Christ the
Lord.  By His faithfulness and perfect sacrifice He has satisfied the demands of the
broken law of the All Holy God.  It is He, the Son of God, who has made us free.  “If
the Son of God shall set you free you will be free indeed.” 
There is genuine unity of all true believers throughout the world.  There is but
one faith.  All true believers are converted by the same Holy Spirit, and receive the
same work of grace, which places them in the Beloved.  In Christ Jesus we are
spiritually one and called to stand fast in this liberty, and stand firm in His truth.  “Stand
fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be ye not
entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”44 
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Reversing An Act Of God
With A Modern Tower of Babel

Gen 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
Gen 11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
Gen 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
Gen 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Gen 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Gen 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
An Unfinished Tower


The flag of the European Union (EU)
Above is an illustration of the one of the buildings of the European Parliament in Strasbourg France, the Louise Weiss Building, which includes a tower that appears to be unfinished. Below on the left is a painting done in 1563 of the Tower of Babel, by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, a Flemish Northern Renaissance Painter. Below on the right is a poster produced by the European Union symbolically depicting their mission. It combines the 12 stars of the EU flag with the rebuilding of the tower of Babel with the motto Europe: Many Tongues One Voice. Note also that the stars are shown as inverted pentagrams, an occult symbol for Satan.
The tower of the Louise Weiss Building (shown below), although it looks unfinished, was designed with the expressed purpose of resembling the tower of Babel as depicted in Brueghel's painting!

 
The European Union Constitution


Capitoline Hill, Rome, October 29, 2004 - Signing the new EU constitution in the Appartamento dei Conservatori, Sala degli Orazi e Curiazi, before the bronze statue of Pope Innocent X by Alessandro Algardi.
AP photo
The European Union is clearly saying symbolically that their goal is a defiant reversal of an act of God. The prophecy of Daniel chapter 2 tells us that this end-time attempt at unification will ultimately fail as an unfinished work, that it will soon be replaced by the Kingdom of God.
Dan 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
Dan 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
The EU expanded from 15 members to 25 in 2004, making a new constitution necessary for practical governing.  Before it could come into effect, the EU constitution had to be ratified by all 25 EU member states, either through a referendum or by a parliamentary vote. Nine countries already had done so: Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain, however, rejection by even a single remaining country would prevent it from taking effect in November of 2006.  The "no" vote that derailed the EU constitution happened on May 29th, 2005 in France. The Netherlands also voted "no" on June 1st, 2005 and the United Kingdom announced on June 6th, 2005 that it would not vote on the constitution. For all practical purposes, the EU constitution and its attempt at unity is dead.
As of January 1, 2007, the EU expanded to 27 nations with the addition of Bulgaria and Romania.
The European Union dropped plans for a constitution and decided to amend two existing treaties instead. Signed by the heads of state in Lisbon on December 13th, 2007, it still had be ratified by all 27 member nations to go into effect. Ireland, the only country to put the treaty to a public vote, defeated the Lisbon treaty proposition on June 12th, 2008.
In September of 2009, Czech senators filed a complaint against the treaty in the constitutional courts that delayed Czech signing of the treaty.
Ireland voted again on October 2nd, 2009, approving the Lisbon treaty, and Poland's President signed the Treaty on October 10th, leaving only the Czech republic's president to approve it, who has said he will not sign the treaty unless his country is granted an opt-out from the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights.
On November 3rd, 2009, Czech president Vaclav Klaus signed the Lisbon Treaty, after the complaint to the constitutional courts was rejected.  The Treaty became law on December 1st.
Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy, chosen unanimously by the 27 European heads of government over dinner on November 19th to become EU President, is a devout Roman Catholic who was educated at the Jesuit Sint-Jan Berchmans College in central Brussels, and has degrees in philosophy and applied economics from the Catholic University of Leuven. This brings to mind:
Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
Rev 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

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