Vatican City: A religious leader in an undemocratic city state has declared that the EU is headed for oblivion, because it doesn't give lip service to his imaginary friend.
Angry that a
Berlin Declaration unveiled yesterday listing the EU's achievements and challenges on its 50th birthday contained no reference to the continent's Christian roots, Pope Benedict said that Europe could
not be built by ignoring its people's identities.
So no doubt he'll be setting an example to us all by respecting the identities of LGBT Europeans, and those who chose an alternative imaginary friend, or none at all?
No, thought not, but for a change, he's decided to blame women for Europe's woes, not pooves:
In his remarks to bishops gathered for ceremonies in Rome to mark the signing of the treaty that founded the EU in 1957, the Pope declared that the reluctance of women in Europe to have babies and Europe's failure to regenerate itself was putting the continent on the path to oblivion.
From a demographic standpoint ... Europe seems set on a path that could lead it to take leave of history, he warned. Europe was
losing faith in its own future.
Strangely, it's the countries that most respect him—Poland, Italy and Spain—that currently have their lowest birthrates in history.
As the EU turns 50, Pope says it's on path to oblivion—The Guardian, 26th March 2007.