The President of the European Commission wrote a letter to the Pope through an internal document recommending the use of the words “holiday” instead of “Christmas”

Pope Francis compares such EC recommendations to Nazi and communist dictatorships

The President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen addressed a letter to Pope Francis regarding the controversy over the Commission’s internal communication document, which advised not to use public references to Christmas out of respect for other religious traditions. La Croix international has learned that the EC president sent a short personal note to the Pope a few days after he returned from an apostolic visit to Cyprus and Greece on December 2-6. The Vatican did not publish this letter and did not publicly announce its existence, writes  “La Croix international”.

Last month, the European Commission was forced to withdraw a controversial draft text of internal recommendations, which called for replacing the wording “Christmas time” with “holiday” out of respect for people of other faiths. In her letter, EC President Ursula von der Leyen assured the Pope that the Commission was inspired by the cultural, religious and humanistic heritage of the Old Continent. Von der Leyen says religious and cultural traditions on the continent are an integral part of the diversity actively promoted by the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch.

Ursula von der Leyen also insists that she agrees with the Pope’s views on Europe, especially with regard to the founding fathers. “The European Union must take into account the ideals of the founding fathers, which were the ideals of unity, greatness, and be careful not to open the door to forms of ideological colonization,” the pope said.

At a press conference on his return flight from Athens to Rome on December 6, Pope Francis called the EC project an anachronism. 

“This is what so many dictatorships have tried to do throughout history: remember Napoleon, the Nazi and communist dictatorships. It’s a kind of diluted ‘secularism.’ the division of countries and the failure of the European Union “and that the EU should respect each country because it has an internal structure, diversity, and not strive for standardization”.

In late October, Equality Commissioner Helena Dalley published a 30-page handbook on how to use a more neutral, LGBTQ + friendly language for European Commission staff.

The internal document was distributed by the Italian tabloid “Il Giornale”, which led to criticism on social networks, as well as by high-ranking Vatican officials, far-right politicians and former EU Commissioner, writes “Politico”. 

The document is part of a plan developed by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to implement the “Union for Equality” to ensure that “everyone is valued and recognized in all our material, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.” orientation “.

The most controversial part of the advice was to “avoid the assumption that everyone is a Christian.”

“Not everyone celebrates Christian holidays and not all Christians celebrate them on the same dates,” the document said. It advises EC staff to avoid sentences such as “Christmas can be stressful” and use “Holidays can be stressful” instead.

These recommendations have been criticized by European right-wing radicals. “The European Commission, through an internal document, considers the celebration of Christmas not inclusive enough,” wrote the leader of the far-right party “Brothers of Italy” Georgia Meloni on her Facebook page. “In the name of a sinister ideology, it wants to stifle the culture of the people. Our history and our identity cannot be undone, they must be respected.”

Even former European Commissioner Antonio Tajani, a close ally of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and a former president of the European Parliament, has joined the criticism. After the publication of the document, Tajani wrote on Twitter “Long live Europe of common sense!”.

The document also called on officials to never address the audience “ladies and gentlemen”, but to use the expression “dear colleagues”, and called on Commission staff to refrain from using the terms “Miss or Mrs.”

(c) Tyhzden

11 comments

  1. With all that is going on in the world, this useless bitch is concerned about upsetting a bunch of fucking immigrants and transexuals. What next, ban Christmas trees and lights because it offends Merkels invited terrorists?

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  2. Well… That is a weird one. I feel offended by burkas and halal-torture of animals. Not to mention the torture of women and children. Anyway, the EU is full of crap to the roof top, really!

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    • Whatever happened to immigrants adapting to the country they move to? We have to abide by their fucking laws if we have to visit their countries, women covering up etc, yet we can’t say Merry Christmas?

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      • We have to abide by their laws in our countries too. This happens when proud (white) elites are replaced by liberal scum. I’m not racist, but white culture, roots and pride are being flushed downe the toilet right now. And suckers like Trump only made things worse. I hope Ted can fix these things, at least a little. White folks, except for germans and ruSSians, should stop bending over and only respect those who respect them, before we will start wearing clown noses…

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      • “Whatever happened to immigrants adapting to the country they move to?”
        That is not happening in Germanystan. In this trash country, it’s the other way around.

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  3. This decrepit skank is part of what is very wrong with the West. This sort of garbage is fuel for the likes of Pewtin, who wants to protect his people from this rubbish. This is one thing that I MUST side with the rodent. I hate … I despise … I am revolted by von der Layen and her disgusting woke ilk.

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