The European Union’s Ambassador to the Holy See says that the EU and the Vatican have “very good” relations. Laurence Argimon-Pistre said “There is a long-standing relationship between the European Union and the Vatican.” That relationship goes back thousands of years. “The Vatican is interested in what the EU is doing because it has relevance for [its] Catholic population.” By the same token, the European Union is interested “in what the Vatican is thinking and what the Vatican advises on the activities the European Union is developing in various areas,” she said. The EU shares “the same values and… the same respect of fundamental rights, human dignity… So there is a lot to do together.”
Ambassador Argimon-Pistre also noted that the Catholic Church has been supporting the construction of the European Union since the very beginning. This is important to understand. The EU is a child of the Papacy. By centralizing control in one entity based in Brussels, the Vatican can manipulate and even control the processes of the European Union, and shape its destiny in harmony with its own objectives. Many, if not most, of the European leaders are Roman Catholic and they often have connections to the Catholic-dominated secret society known as the Bilderberg group.
Diplomatic relations began in 1999 with the establishment of the papal nunciature to the European Union in Brussels. Now it has its own embassy. In 2006 the European Union opened its embassy to the Holy See in Rome. Ambassador Argimon-Pistre confirmed that she along with the European Union’s 21 ambassadors in Rome meet regularly with Vatican officials and cardinals, including the Secretary for Relations with States.
Noting that Europe is in a cultural crisis, she said, “we are doing everything we can to keep our social system, to respect our values, but on the other hand, we are also in a very difficult situation. You can see it with the (rise) of extremist parties in Europe which is very worrying.
European political leaders in Strasbourg need to hear from the Pope, Argimon-Pistre said. “They need to hear that by being together, we are stronger… Pope Francis is listened (to) not only by the Catholics, he’s listened by everybody,” she added. “I am amazed at the number of people for instance when I go back to France who tell me: ‘oh, I love this pope – you know, even if I’m not Catholic or even if I’m not practicing, I think he speaks so true and he says things which are so important!’ So I think Pope Francis, today in the world, is probably one of the most respected voices – wherever, in Europe, in Latin America, in Asia – he’s a respected voice.”
“The Scriptures teach that popery is to regain its lost supremacy, and that the fires of persecution will be rekindled through the time-serving concessions of the so-called Protestant world. Maranatha, page 194.