Comments on: Italians ask how long Pope can remain silent on Tibet http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/18/italians-ask-how-long-pope-can-remain-silent-on-tibet/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ming http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/18/italians-ask-how-long-pope-can-remain-silent-on-tibet/comment-page-1/#comment-5824 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 12:14:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/18/italians-ask-how-long-pope-can-remain-silent-on-tibet/#comment-5824 To Tucano Fulano and his cohorts: why are you people so sure of what is happening in China and Tibet? Please don’t say anything about making China weakening it’s strangle-hold on Tibet. Tibet is part of China, like every other part of the country, China will never lose its grips on its territorial integrity.
You people accept everything put out by the Dalai Lama, Tibetan govt. in exile and a host of other pro-Tibet independence lobby groups as absolute truth. You can’t think and search for yourselves objective answers. You accept all the hysteria, exaggerations such as cultural genocide, population decimation and so on so forth as truth, when the simple fact is ethnic Tibetans are in greater numbers than ever.
When you are ready for objective assessments, I’ll pass on the links.
The Pope was doing something very prudent. Chinese leadership will not be dictated to. Tibetan cause can not be advanced by an international chrous of vitriolic, irrational condemnation.
Melody seems to have the right idea. The Catholic church is thriving inside China despite all the adversaries. It thrives because it does not have a lobbying industry like that of the pro-Tibet mob to annoy the Chinese leadership. If the Catholic church deviates from that narrow path, or outsiders take control of the agender, you can forget about the Vatican ever re-establishing a toe hold. China may one day host the largest Catholic population in the world. The stake is too high for the Pope not to think and act independently of populist but flawed sentiments

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By: Leon Bernotas http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/18/italians-ask-how-long-pope-can-remain-silent-on-tibet/comment-page-1/#comment-2342 Wed, 19 Mar 2008 19:52:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/18/italians-ask-how-long-pope-can-remain-silent-on-tibet/#comment-2342 Send criminal Dalai Lama to burn in Iraq together with Bush.

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By: Melody http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/18/italians-ask-how-long-pope-can-remain-silent-on-tibet/comment-page-1/#comment-2340 Wed, 19 Mar 2008 09:12:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/18/italians-ask-how-long-pope-can-remain-silent-on-tibet/#comment-2340 The answer is quite simple really: The Pope feels personally responsible for the 20 million Catholics in China, ten million of which are underground, that is, they refuse to worship in state approved churches. I am sure he thinks of the Cardinals, Bishops and priests who have been imprisoned, tortured, and killed. I am sure he thinks of the suffering Christians in labor camps. If Pope Benedict comments about Tibet, it will effect no change for Tibetans. But there may be real suffering as a result.

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By: Tucano Fulano http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/18/italians-ask-how-long-pope-can-remain-silent-on-tibet/comment-page-1/#comment-2335 Wed, 19 Mar 2008 00:50:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/03/18/italians-ask-how-long-pope-can-remain-silent-on-tibet/#comment-2335 No “government” is about to get involved, as there is no nation, particularly the USA, strong enough morally, spiritually, militarily, politically, or most critically economically to resist China.
But us “common” folks do have those powers. There are 5 Billion of us (including you) non-Chinese (PRC)on the planet. If each of us spends $10/month LESS on “Made in China” stuff the economic impact on China will be tremendous, and sudden. Economic Power = Military Power. Cripple the one and the other has no punch or staying ability. Don’t count on any “government” to do much at all. It’s up to each and every one of us, you and me included, to weaken China’s strangle-hold on Tibet.

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