"And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously (ingloriously),* by licensing and prohibiting, seek to misdoubt her strength.
Let her and falsehood grapple: whoever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?"
*--according to the book of quotations one finds this in.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon-African countries will find the Roman Catholic Church a willing partner in development efforts--as long as they guarantee human rights, Pope John Paul said yesterday.
The 65-year-old pontiff, on the third day of a 12-day African pilgrimage, praised Cameroon
as "an island of peace" as he was greeted by an estimated 10,000 people on arrival at Yaounde
airport from Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
(text of August 11, 1985 The Province article)
Included in the December, 1986 submission to Pope John Paul II:
..."Finally, i note the affixation here as it relates to what i now draw to your attention.
To achieve Christian unity, we must determine and act upon common values shared by all
We realize that Israeli policymaking is affected by characteristics held in common by Jews
throughout the world.
And certainly we recognize that there is a Moslem fundamentalist movement growing today in the world.
In each philosophy, Our Maker has provided us with 'guidance' to seek, achieve, and maintain legitimate peace, security, and justice through improved understanding by peaceful means.
Terrorism helps none of us.
Peace is not only the 'alternative.'
It is humanity's fundamental need.
If Our Maker gave us life--each and 'all of us'--Our Maker would not have provided us with a directive or means by Our Maker's hand to destroy it all in the name of that fundamental gift.
I will advise you in future of further developments.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and the 'best' always.
I remain, as always,
Gordon C. Wong
This statement was going to focus on the 'humanistic' costs i've been forced to endure
doing this work, Holy Father, as so many of those now in power or beyond the 1978*
U.S. elections are Catholics. But it's Christmas, if they're being honest they know
what is coming, and for now let's be strictly professional."
N.Y. Times News Service
ROME-Pope John Paul II issued a peace message for 1987 on Thursday in which he begged terrorists to give up violence and denounced developmental programs that he said deny poor nations their rightful freedoms.
In his message for the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of Peace he said, "Dare I hope to be heard by those who practice violence and terrorism?"
He pleaded with terrorists to halt "violent pursuit of your goals, even if the goals themselves are just."
"I beg you to turn away from killing and harming the innocent," he continued.
(text of December 12, 1986 Vancouver Sun article)
1997*-MY RECORD COPY OF THIS LETTER INDICATES I ACTUALLY INADVERTENTLY ERRED
AND THE DATE GIVEN WAS "1988."
I WAS REFERRING TO THE WORK IN 1978, AROUND THE TIME OF THE CAMP DAVID SUMMIT (WHICH PRODUCED THE 'CAMP DAVID ACCORDS'), WHICH I THEN BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE VATICAN. THIS PROCESS INCLUDED A NUMBER OF STEPS AND SPANNED A NUMBER OF WEEKS OF ACTUAL WORK AT THAT TIME. BY NO DESIGN OF MINE OR THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OFFICIALS INVOLVED, IT COINCIDED WITH THAT TRAGIC PERIOD OF TIME WHEN, IN THE SPACE OF ABOUT A MONTH-AND-A-HALF, THERE WAS A SUCCESSION OF THREE POPES. THAT FURTHER EXTENDED THE PROCESS BECAUSE I HAD TO GET BACK TO TORONTO AT THE TIME, TO REAPPLY FOR FURTHER WORK WITH CANADA'S HEALTH & WELFARE CANADA MINISTRY--SOMETHING WE DETERMINED HAD TO BE DONE BY ME IN PERSON.
SO STATEMENTS WERE SENT TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OFFICIALS INVOLVED--INCLUDING ONE TO THE VATICAN--ASKING THEM IF WHAT I'D EXPRESSED TO THEM TO THAT POINT COULD BE REGARDED AS REPRESENTATIVE ON A MUTUAL BASIS OF OUR COMMON "CHRISTIAN CONCERN" SHOULD CIRCUMSTANCES ARISE WHEREIN EVIDENCE OF SUCH MIGHT BE NECESSARY IMMEDIATELY. I PROMISED THEM I WOULD SEND THEM SUMMARY STATEMENTS IN FUTURE OUTLINING TO THEM WHAT DEVELOPED BEYOND WHAT WAS EXPLAINED AND PROMISED TO THEM IN THE 1977-78 DOCUMENTATION.
I BELIEVE I ALSO TOLD THEM THAT THIS WOULD BE EXPLAINED TO JUDAIC AND MOSLEM AUTHORITIES ALSO INVOLVED THEN IN THE WORK.
I BELIEVE I ALSO PROMISED EQUIVALENT SUMMARY STATEMENTS TO JUDAIC AND MOSLEM AUTHORITIES.
I AM NOW PREPARING TO PROVIDE THE HOLY SEE, 'ISLAMIC CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION', AND ISRAELI GOVERNMENT WITH THOSE SUMMARY STATEMENTS.
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