US embassy cable - 01VATICAN3027

CARDINAL PROTESTS G8, SEEKS GLOBALIZATION WITH A HUMAN FACE

Identifier: 01VATICAN3027
Wikileaks: View 01VATICAN3027 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Vatican
Created: 2001-06-06 08:15:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Tags: ECON EAID ETRD PREL PHUM PGOV VT
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UNCLAS VATICAN 003027 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
DEPT. FOR EUR/WE (VANCLEVE); EUR/ERA (TROUT); P 
(TEPPER); EB (A. PENCE) 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ECON, EAID, ETRD, PREL, PHUM, PGOV, VT 
SUBJECT:  CARDINAL PROTESTS G8, SEEKS 
GLOBALIZATION WITH A HUMAN FACE 
 
 
1.  (U)  THIS IS A REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE, PLEASE 
SEE PARA FOUR. 
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2.  (U)  CARDINAL DIONIGI TETTAMANZI OF THE GENOA 
ARCHDIOCESE IS PLANNING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 
THE G8 SUMMIT IN GENOA TO PROMOTE THE VATICAN'S 
VISION OF A GLOBALIZATION THAT LEAVES NO 
INDIVIDUAL BEHIND.  THE CARDINAL HAS INITIATED 
A SERIES OF PRE-G8 CONFERENCES TO REFLECT ON 
CHRISTIAN HUMANISM AND THE ECONOMY IN THE FACE 
OF GLOBALIZATION. THE LATEST OF THESE 
CONFERENCES, ATTENDED BY OVER 1000 PEOPLE, WAS 
SPONSORED BY A CATHOLIC NGO (NEW HUMANITY) AND 
WAS SUPPORTED BY ARCHDIOCESE OF GENOA.   THE 
WEEKEND CONFERENCE DEVELOPED A PLAN TO PRESENT 
TO G8 SUMMITEERS A "GENOA DOCUMENT" INTENDED TO 
PROMOTE "AN ECONOMY OF COMMUNION" (I.E. AN 
ECONOMY WHICH VALUES THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL 
MEMBERS OF A SOCIETY AND WHICH EXPLICITLY 
PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR THE POOR). 
 
3.  (U)  TETTAMANZI UNDERLINES THAT THE CHURCH, 
UNLIKE MOST SECULAR PROTESTERS (E.G. THE 
"SEATTLE GROUP") IS NOT AGAINST GLOBALIZATION 
PER SE, WHICH IT VIEWS AS AN HISTORICAL 
INEVITABILITY.  VATICAN AND CHURCH RELATED NGOS 
WILL SEEK TO CONFRONT IN GENOA ONLY THE 
NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF GLOBALIZATION.  DURING THE 
G8 TETTAMANZI WILL FOCUS PROTEST ON AREAS WHERE 
GLOBALIZATION RESULTS IN BASIC INJUSTICES (SUCH 
AS INCREASING POVERTY) WHICH HE ASSERTS ARE 
REAL AND DRAMATIC IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD. 
HE WILL ALSO OFFER SOLUTIONS BASED ON THE 
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ETHICAL TREATMENT OF HUMAN BEINGS. 
 
4.  (SBU)  CHARGE PLANS TO VISIT THE CARDINAL AND 
WILL UNDERSCORE THE NEED FOR ANY ANTI- 
GLOBALIZATION RHETORIC TO FOCUS ON REAL 
PROBLEMS AND REAL SOLUTIONS.  POST WOULD 
APPRECIATE GUIDANCE ON SPECIFIC THEMES TO 
RAISE. 
MERANTE 
 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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 2001VATICA03027 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 


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