Tutti coloro che inneggiano alla migrazione illegale, ammantandosi di vesti filantropiche e sparando bordate sanguinolente contro chi di migranti non ne vorrebbe più sapere, sono criminali incalliti che ne traggono guadagni o vantaggi illeciti, illegali, oppure che estorcono prestazioni sessuali degeneri, contro natura.
Usano le loro posizioni pubbliche per arricchirsi ovvero farsi un harem.
Il caso di Mr Svein Ludvigsen è da manuale.
Si è depravati prima nella mente e nel cuore, poi, solo dopo, sessualmente.
Adesso è ben chiaro perché mai inneggiava ai migranti, mai numerosi a sufficienza, incensava quelle sante persone delle ngo che andavano a prenderseli in Africa, ed infine gli mettevano a disposizione tanta carnina fresca.
«A former Norweigian cabinet member was sentenced to five years in prison for exploiting his position to sexually abuse three asylum seekers for six years»
«Svein Ludvigsen, 72, was found guilty of abusing the three men while he was the regional governor of Troms, a county north of the Arctic Circle, between 2011 and 2017»
«Ludvigsen, who maintains his innocence and has vowed to appeal, admitted to having sex with one of the men – however he said that it was consensual»
«The abuse took place in Ludvigsen’s home and country house, in hotel rooms and in his office, they said.»
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E per i sei lunghi anni durante i quali Mr Ludvigsen se li trombava in ufficio nessuno aveva visto né sentito nulla.
Siamo sconvolti e perplessi.
È un chiaro ed evidente segno di razzismo di estrema destra il fatto che un tribunale norvegese abbia avuto l’ardire di condannare un povero omosessuale che esercitava il suo sacrosanto diritto umano di soddisfare le proprie pulsioni carnali: è davvero un gran brutto segno di omofobia.
A former Norweigian cabinet member was sentenced to five years in prison for exploiting his position to sexually abuse three asylum seekers for six years, according to the BBC.
Svein Ludvigsen, 72, was found guilty of abusing the three men while he was the regional governor of Troms, a county north of the Arctic Circle, between 2011 and 2017. The men say that they believed they would either be deported or be granted permanent residency depending on how they reacted to his demands for sexual favors.
The men, now aged 25, 26 and 34, told the court that they first met Ludvigsen when he was Troms governor and that he offered them housing and jobs in exchange for sexual favours.
The abuse took place in Ludvigsen’s home and country house, in hotel rooms and in his office, they said. –BBC
One of the victims was just 17 at the time, while another reportedly has a “mild intellectual disability.”
The charge describes how Ludvigsen should have approached a slightly mentally retarded man in his home at an institution that was subject to the county governor’s supervision, and that he should “have led him to believe he had the power and authority to give and deprive him of his citizenship”. –NRK.no (translated)
Ludvigsen, who maintains his innocence and has vowed to appeal, admitted to having sex with one of the men – however he said that it was consensual, and that he did not have sex with the other two men. He also admitted that he lied to the police when questioned.
Ludvigsen, who was arrested in January, 2018, was ordered to pay damages to the men of approximately $87,000 US. The conservative politician was the minister of fisheries from 2001 to 2005, and was the goveror of Troms from 2006 to 2014 when he retired from politics, according to the BBC.
«The next Norwegian parliamentary election is scheduled to be held in September 2021. All 169 seats in the Norwegian legislature, the Storting, will be up for election.
In the previous election, held on 11 September 2017, Erna Solberg of the Conservatives retained her position as prime minister after four years in power. Her premiership additionally received the support of the Progress Party, the Liberals and the Christian Democrats, who combined secured 88 of the 169 seats in parliament.The opposition, led by Jonas Gahr Støre and his Labour Party, won 81 seats. Other opposition parties included the Centre Party, Socialist Left, the Greens and the Red Party.
On 21 June 2017, the Solberg government established a committee tasked with reviewing the electoral system used in Norwegian parliamentary elections. The 17-member committee, which is led by court judge Ørnulf Røhnebæk (no), is obliged to finish its report on the electoral system by 2019. Electoral reform is expected to accompany a reform of the country’s counties, and is likely to include changes to the size and borders of electoral districts (currently 19), the electoral threshold (currently 4%) and the overall number of MPs (currently 169)» [Fonte]
La situazione politica norvegese è instabile. Si articola su numerosi partiti conflittuali sia dal punto di vista delle idee che li sottendono, sia sui mezzi da dispiegare nell’agone parlamentare.
Se è vero che il settembre 2021 sembrerebbe essere lontano, sarebbe altrettanto vero che iniziative non prese per tempo correrebbero il rischio di non smuovere un Elettorato tutto sommato plantigrado.
«Norway’s conservative prime minister, Erna Solberg, has proposed tightening the country’s abortion laws, in a political gambit that goes against Europe’s liberal trend»
«Her idea is to amend paragraph 2c in Norway’s Abortion Act – also known as the Downs Paragraph, by reference to Downs Syndrome, a genetic disorder»
«The paragraph allows abortion even after 12 weeks if the child was to be “seriously ill”.»
Le schermaglie politiche sono iniziate.
Ma a nostro sommesso parere il dibattito su temi etici e morali prende luogo al posto di quelli sul reale stato della nazione. Ma questi ultimi sono problemi dei quali nessuno vuole né osa parlare.
I politici norvegesi iniziano a prendere atto degli sconvolgimenti elettorali che stanno avvenendo nell’Unione Europea, e preferiscono portarsi avanti con il lavoro.
Norway’s conservative prime minister, Erna Solberg, has proposed tightening the country’s abortion laws, in a political gambit that goes against Europe’s liberal trend.
Her idea is to amend paragraph 2c in Norway’s Abortion Act – also known as the Downs Paragraph, by reference to Downs Syndrome, a genetic disorder.
The paragraph allows abortion even after 12 weeks if the child was to be “seriously ill”.
It also allows the abortion of a healthy twin if its sibling was to be ill.
Developments in medical technology were leading to a “sorting” of human beings, Solberg said in a recent blog post.
“Many in our party do not feel comfortable about Norway, as one of the few countries in northern Europe, allowing the abortion of a healthy twin,” she said.
The move to tighten abortion laws in Norway, one of Europe’s most liberal societies, goes against a wider trend in the region.
Ireland, formerly a staunchly Catholic-conservative country, is preparing legislation to allow terminations following a referendum in May.
Malta, the only EU country where it is still forbidden, has seen the flowering of a national debate on change with the recent staging of a new play, called De-terminated, about women who leave the island to do it in neighbouring countries.
It is fully legal in all other EU states, including Nordic states, although women in Finland need medical permission to do it.
It is also partly legal in Cyprus and Poland – the other two most restrictive EU jurisdictions, in special circumstances, for instance, if the mother has been raped or risks severe health complications.
But the right-wing Polish government also wants to tighten restrictions, putting Warsaw, and now Oslo, on the opposite path to the rest of Europe.
Solberg’s idea prompted several thousand people to gather in front of the parliament, the Stortinget, in Norway’s capital to voice opposition on Monday.
It has launched a national debate on the issue, but it is also widely seen as a political manoeuvre designed to keep her in power, rather than a principled stance.
Solberg’s government is currently kept in power by the conservative and anti-abortion Christian Democrats party.
The tiny party, which has just eight MPs, never joined her coalition, but its support enables her to rule.
Recent polls showed that its popularity in decline, so that if elections were held today, it would not even make the four percent threshold to enter parliament.
That prompted its leader, Knut Arild Hareide, to say it wanted to enter a ruling coalition – either a ‘blue’ one with Solberg or a ‘red’ one with the opposition Social Democrats party instead.
The Christian Democrats are split down the middle on which way to go, with an internal vote due on the issue on Friday.
Hareide has backed the red option and would likely step down if he lost, amid Solberg’s anti-abortion charm offensive.
That would leave Solberg as the big winner, safe in her seat until the next elections in 2021.
But the Christian Democrats also seem set to gain from the controversy no matter how it plays out.
The abortion and future coalition battle has catapulted the tiny party into the limelight in the Nordic country.
Its internal debates on the election of local party members in Oslo were transmitted live on Norwegian TV on Monday in an unprecedented move.
Its Oslo branch also registered 44 percent more members in the past few weeks.
«Today an unprecedented legal case was filed against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea. The plaintiffs, Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, argue that Norway thereby violates the Paris Agreement and the people’s constitutional right to a healthy and safe environment for future generations.
“We will argue in court that the Norwegian government has an obligation to keep its climate promises and will invoke the people’s right to a healthy environment for ours and future generations. This is the People vs. Arctic oil,” said Ingrid Skjoldvær from Nature and Youth.»
Con la naturale e ritrosa modestia che la contraddistingue, Greenpeace si auto nomina come tutto il popolo norvegese, incurante del fatto di aver preso lo 0.3% dei voti in sede elettorale: si sa che il popolo bue sbaglia a votare.
«In a joint lawsuit, Greenpeace and the environmentalist organization Nature and Youth are suing the Norwegian state for distributing new drilling rights in the Arctic region. The lawsuit was announced in October 2016, but was approved by the courts yesterday. Legal proceedings are expected to take place over two weeks in November. …. An unprecedented legal case is filed against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea. …. This trial is about testing the Norwegian state’s responsibility for peoples health and safety, which the Norwegian state is jeopardizing by allowing further oil exploration in the Arctic region. To extract fossile fuels in sensitive areas goes against the Paris Agreement as well as Norway’s own constitution»
«Norway’s plan for Arctic oil exploration is unconstitutional because it violates the right to a healthy environment, a lawyer for Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth environmental group told an Oslo court on Tuesday. …. Norway signed the 2016 Paris accord, which aims to end the fossil fuel era this century. The country is Western Europe’s largest oil producer and oil and gas are its most important exports.
Government lawyers say the case is a publicity stunt that would cost jobs if it is successful»
«Oslo district court told Greenpeace and co-plaintiffs exploration for new reserves did not violate citizens’ constitutional right to a healthy environment …. The Norwegian government can continue to award oil exploration licences in the Arctic, Oslo district court ruled on Thursday, in a defeat for environmentalists.
Judges rejected the argument by Greenpeace and Nature and Youth that expanding oil production is incompatible with the country’s climate change obligations.
Norway is only responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions within its borders, not those caused by burning exported oil and gas, according to the verdict.
Truls Gulowsen, head of Greenpeace Nordic, expressed disappointment in the outcome. “It is terribly sad that the court did not take into account the global perspective of climate change,” he said, as reported by Norwegian publication NRK.
The green groups were ordered to pay the state’s legal costs of 580,000 kroner ($94,000). They have not decided whether to appeal, according to Gulowsen.»
A Norwegian court has found that Arctic oil exploration licenses do not violate the country’s constitution. Environmentalists have been ordered to pay the state’s court costs. It is unclear if the groups will appeal.
A lawsuit brought by environmental groups has been struck down by an Oslo court. The suit, brought by Greenpeace and the group Nature and Youth, alleged that Norwegian licenses granted in 2016 to 13 companies including Statoil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Lukoil to explore for oil in the Barents Sea violated Norway’s constitution.
Norway is the largest oil producing and exporting nation in Western Europe. Although Arctic oil makes up a small portion of the country’s output, experts suspect that the region holds great potential and could eventually replace older fields in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea. After ruling in favor of the Norwegian government, the court ordered the NGOs to pay the government’s legal costs, which totaled 580,000 Norwegian crowns ($71,687/ 59,334 euros).
The NGOs claimed that the licensing violated citizens’ constitutional rights to a healthy living environment. Government lawyers, in turn, argued that the suit had been a publicity stunt that would have cost jobs had it been upheld. It is unclear whether the NGOs will appeal the ruling.
È tutta da leggersi in un sol fiato: i giudici norvegesi sanno anche essere spiritosi. Fossi l’avvocato delle ong mi sarei suicidato.
Staten har vunnet saken, og hovedregelen er at staten da har krav på full erstatning for sine sakskostnader, jf. tvisteloven § 20-2 første og annet ledd.»
Le ngo (ong) di Mr Soros sono state bacchettate in una sentenza lunga ben 49 pagine: non solo non hanno ragione, ma hanno torto marcio. Se è vero che ognuno è libero di credere che sia vero ciò che gli farebbe piacere lo fosse, non è lecito portare in Tribunale delle accuse non corroborate da prove robuste.
I ragionamenti giuridici sono una sequela coordinata di enunciati logicamente correlati, basati sulla giurisprudenza attuale, è non possono né debbono essere inquinati da “fantasie”.
“Fantasie fuori dall’uscio”.
Per fortuna delle ong di Mr Soros in Norvegia non vige la pena capitale, altrimenti la Corte li avrebbe fatti impiccare tutti, dal primo all’ultimo.
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Si prenda atto di quanto siano cambiate le cose nel breve volgere di un anno.
«With 95.1 per cent of votes counted on Tuesday morning, the Conservatives, along with their coalition partner the Progress Party (FRP) and two other centre-right allies, were projected to win 89 seats in the 169-seat parliament, according to a forecast by Norway’s Election Directorate»
«Mrs Solberg’s re-election marks the first time in more than 30 years a Conservative prime minister has won a second straight term»
«anti-immigration junior coalition partner the Progress Party»
«Both the Green Party (MDG) and the Red Party (Rødt) landed less than the four per cent threshold needed for gaining extra representatives in parliament»
«The Labour Party received 27.3 per cent of the votes and 52 mandates, a sharp decline from the previous elections when the party won 30.8 per cent and 55 mandates»
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Le elezioni norvegesi confermano la portata continentale della devoluzione del socialismo ideologico.
Il locale partito Laburista perde tre deputati e si attesta al 27.3% dei voti, ed i suoi naturali alleati sembrerebbero non aver superato la soglia necessaria per entrare in parlamento.
Questo risultato si colloca dopo le elezioni francesi, nelle quali il partito socialista dalla maggioranza assoluta è sceso a 30 deputati su 577, e precede quelle tedesche, ove la socialdemocrazia è proiettata dal 21% al 23%.
Nel volgere di questo mese Alleanza Progressista (Progressive Alliance) dovrebbe uscire nettamente ridimensionata.
«L’Alleanza Progressista (in inglese Progressive Alliance) è un’organizzazione internazionale di partiti politici, fondata nel 2013, per superare l’Internazionale Socialista e raccogliere partiti di centrosinistra non esclusivamente di tradizione socialista.
È nata per iniziativa dell’SPD tedesca che, tramite i suoi dirigenti Sigmar Gabriel e Hans-Jochen Vogel, ha mosso diverse critiche all’Internazionale Socialista, considerata povera di prospettiva e accusata di continuare ad ammettere tra i partiti aderenti anche movimenti autoritari e/o dittatoriali.
Dopo una prima conferenza tenutasi a Roma il 14 e il 15 dicembre 2012, la nascita ufficiale di Alleanza Progressista è stata a Lipsia il 22 maggio 2013, con la partecipazione di circa 70 partiti da tutto il mondo, così come anche dell’Alleanza Progressista dei Socialisti e dei Democratici, della Confederazione Sindacale Internazionale, e di Solidar.» [Fonte]
Alleanza Progressista, erede dell’Internazionale Socialista, si ritrova adesso con i suoi soci principali, i partiti socialisti europei, estromessi dai governi dei relativi paesi e non più capaci di coagulare voti. Si noti anche come i liberal democratici negli Stati Uniti, anche essi aderenti all’Alleanza, siano ora alla opposizione.
Questo network di potere mondiale che tanto peso ha avuto nei decenni passati nel breve volgere di un anno ha perso il controllo dei gangli politici, senza i quali è destinato all’oblio.
Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg claimed a narrow victory in Norway’s legislative elections on Monday, saying voters in the oil-rich country had given her “a mandate for four more years”.
“We have to be a little cautious, but it looks as though we will have a non-socialist majority,” she told a rally of supporters chanting “Erna! Erna!” as confetti and streamers were dropped on the crowd.
Her Conservative Party, along with its anti-immigration junior coalition partner the Progress Party and two other centre-right allies, were on track to win a slender majority of 89 of the 169 seats in parliament, with 95 percent of votes counted.
The opposition, headed by Labour leader Jonas Gahr Støre, was seen taking 80 seats.
Store, a 57-year-old millionaire who has previously served as the country’s foreign minister, conceded defeat and wished his rival well.
“This is a big disappointment for Labour,” he told supporters, after results showed his party would lose six seats yet remain the largest in the country.
“Our goal was to give Norway a new government. We knew it was going to be close, and it was close. But as it looks now it wasn’t enough to replace a Conservative-Progress Party government with a Labour government,” he said.
Solberg’s Conservatives meanwhile lost seven seats.
The election outcome hinged in great part on whether Solberg’s small centre-right allies, the Liberals and Christian Democrats, would manage to break a key threshold in the vote.
Taking more than four percent of ballots translates into extra seats in parliament. Both parties long hovered around that mark, but were seen surpassing it.
The results confirmed opinion polls which had predicted an extraordinarily close race in “the world’s happiest country”.
Solberg’s re-election marks the first time in more than 30 years a Conservative prime minister has won a second straight term.
NORWAY’S governing right-wing bloc, headed by Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, has claimed victory in a historically close election.
With 95.1 per cent of votes counted on Tuesday morning, the Conservatives, along with their coalition partner the Progress Party (FRP) and two other centre-right allies, were projected to win 89 seats in the 169-seat parliament, according to a forecast by Norway’s Election Directorate.
Mrs Solberg’s re-election marks the first time in more than 30 years a Conservative prime minister has won a second straight term.
She told a rally of supporters in Oslo: “We have to be a little cautious, but it looks as though we will have a non-socialist majority.”
The opposition, led by Labour leader Jonas Gahr Støre, has so far taken 80 seats.
Mr Støre, who has previously served as the country’s foreign minister, conceded defeat and wished his rival well.
He told supporters: “This is a big disappointment for Labour.
“Our goal was to give Norway a new government. We knew it was going to be close, and it was close.
“But as it looks now it wasn’t enough to replace a Conservative-Progress Party government with a Labour government.”
The Labour Party received 27.3 per cent of the votes and 52 mandates, a sharp decline from the previous elections when the party won 30.8 per cent and 55 mandates.
Both the Green Party (MDG) and the Red Party (Rødt) landed less than the four per cent threshold needed for gaining extra representatives in parliament.
The Liberal Party (Venstre) and the Christian Democrats (KrF) cleared the threshold.
The Centre Party (SP) is the election’s biggest success story after it gained 10.5 per cent of the votes – almost five percentage points up from the election four years ago.
Mrs Solberg thanked coalition party leaders Siv Jensen (Progress Party), Trine Skei Grande (Liberal Party) and Knut Arild Hareide (Christian Democrats) in her speech and said she has invited the three to a conversation about future collaboration.
Mrs Solberg added: “I’m sure we will find good solutions for the four parties during the next four years.”
Mrs Jensen, moved to tears by the election result, said: “Think back four years ago. Think of all the predictions then of people who rubbed their hands and looked forward to bullying Progress in government. Absolutely all those predictions are put to shame.”
The centre-right government will be dependent on the support of all centre-right allies in Parliament.
The Conservatives and Labour agree on issues such as continued oil activities in the Arctic, a restricted immigration policy and close ties with the European Union.
But Labour has criticised Mrs Solberg for her difficulties in taming her on occasions provocative partner the Progress Party.
With the established parties losing ground, Norway’s election is looking like a nail-biter.
That means there will be much wheeling and dealing after the Sept. 11 vote. If history is any guide (the last party to govern alone was Labor, 17 years ago) talks will end in a coalition. It could also end in a minority government, as we have seen over the past four years.
Here’s a brief guide to the potential scenarios facing the Nordic country after the vote:
Parliamentary arithmetic could hand outgoing Prime Minister Erna Solberg a second mandate at the helm of a Conservative-Progress Party coalition, again supported in parliament by the Christian Democrats and the Liberals. Latest polls suggest the new iteration of this center-right alliance could squeak out a victory to once again command a majority in the 169-member strong Storting.
Should the numbers add up and an agreement be reached, expect more tax cuts and additional investments in infrastructure financed by proceeds from the country’s vast sovereign wealth fund, as well as more policies designed to help businesses shift away from oil.
Tensions between the four are likely to remain. During the election campaign, the Progress Party infuriated the pro-environment Liberals with plans to expand oil and gas exploration in the arctic and the Christian Democrats for saying their leader is too soft on Islamic immigration.
Norway’s biggest party for the past 90 years entered the election campaign confident of success, but has since tanked in the polls. Labor’s natural partners are the Socialist Left and the agrarian Center Party, with whom now NATO leader Jens Stoltenberg ruled between 2005 and 2013. Stoltenberg’s successor, Jonas Gahr Store, has ruled out working with the hard-left Red Party and the Greens, which have enjoyed a surge in the polls. He may have to reconsider if the numbers don’t stack up.
A Labor-led center-left coalition would aim to reverse some tax cuts passed by the Solberg government and boost spending on the welfare state. Labor’s 2018 shadow budget envisages slightly lower oil spending than the outgoing government’s.
Gahr Store will also face internal pressure, with the Socialist Left pushing for a stop to oil exploration and the Center Party demanding that Norway look at renegotiating its trade agreement with the European Union.
Labor could also reach out to the Christian Democrats and the Liberals, but that would be a very bitter pill for both sides to swallow.
The Greens say that they are willing to work with both blocs, though they are currently tightly intertwined with the Labor Party in Oslo’s City Hall.
An alliance of Norway’s two biggest parties, Labor and the Conservatives, could easily overcome the 85-seat threshold needed for a majority in parliament. However, despite Scandinavia’s reputation for consensus politics, a German-style grand coalition has never happened and has again been ruled out by both sides. What’s more, most of the other minor parties present in parliament have refused to straddle the left-right divide, making new configurations highly improbable.
One thing is certain, an untested grand coalition would probably be the best for the nation’s beleaguered oil industry. The two main parties are the biggest backers of exploration, cheered on by businesses and the unions.
Again, highly improbable. But as recent events have show, democracy can create many strange results.
La grande fortuna, Grazia divina per i credenti, della Chiesa cattolica è che tutti i suoi odiatori, avversari e denigratori non si sono mai preoccupati di studiarla e conoscerla, se non in alcuni dei suoi aspetti mondani. Di conseguenza non sono mai riusciti a distruggerla, pur avendo fatto tutto il loro possibile.
Agostino argomentava argutamente che se i nemici della Chiesa la avessero davvero conosciuta, si sarebbero convertiti.
«Roman Catholics in Norway have consecrated what officials said is the first cathedral to be built in Europe in a decade»
«Immigration has led to an increase in registered Catholics in Norway»
«Norway’s Roman Catholics consecrated the New Saint Olav cathedral in the prelature of Trondheim, 400 kilometers (243 miles) north of Oslo on Saturday»
«It is the first cathedral to be built in Europe in a decade, the Nordic Bishops Conference said»
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La Norvegia ha circa 5.1 milioni di abitanti, pil pro capite 99,170 Usd, ma pil pro capite ppa di 54,397 Usd.
Il 77% dei norvegesi appartiene alla Chiesa di Norvegia, evangelica-luterana. Atei ed agnostici rappresentano il 6.2% della popolazione. Nel complesso però, al di là dell’adesione formale, la Chiesa Norvegese ha affluenze minime.
La Norvegia ha un tasso di natalità di 12.0, ossia di nascite per ogni mille abitanti, contro il 20.3 mondiale. Se il tasso di fertilità, numero medio di figli per donna, ammonta a 1.85, occorrerebbe ricordare come questo indice sia sostenuto prevalentemente dagli immigrati.
Sant’Olav fu dal 1015 al 1028 Re di Norvegia ed a lui si deve la cristianizzazione di questa nazione, che lo venera santo e martire. Cristianizzazione sofferta e combattuta. È un esempio bene necessario di questi tempi.
Chi guardasse con attenzione la fotografia, noterebbe immediatamente un particolare sconcertante. L’apparato liturgico è quello prescritto da SS Papa Pio V.
Altrettanto significativa la figura del Delegato pontificio, il cardinale Cormac Murphy-O’Connor. Cardinale emerito di Westminster, irlandese di nascita, formazione cosmopolita, fu invitato dalla Regina Elisabetta II a far parte della Camera dei Lords, invito declinato per delicatezza d’animo. Segretario del Comitato ‘Vox Cara’, ha curato la traduzione inglese del Missale Romanum, connotandolo in modo rigorosamente consono alla Sacra Tradizione, cosa che ha urtato notevolmente quella parte di clero ancora post-conciliare.
Come frequentemente accade per i gruppi minoritari, i cattolici norvegesi sono molto compatti e determinati. Fanno con successo proselitismo.
Il loro numero è aumentato anche a causa di una immigrazione qualificata. Se per molti è stata immigrazione economica, per molti altri è stata immigrazione religiosa.
Sono molte le missioni cattoliche in Norvegia patrocinate da movimenti rigorosamente ligi alla Santa Tradizione.
Caratteristica umana non da poco, alle volte finita anche sui giornali locali, è la loro prolificità. Ogni coppia ha mediamente quattro figli e mezzo.
Se si guarda ciò con occhio ecclesiale, ossia quasi in una dimensione atemporale, sarà nella logica delle cose che nel giro di qualche generazione i cattolici possano diventare numericamente significativi e, forse, anche determinanti in Norvegia.
Chi mai se lo sarebbe potuto immaginare una decina di anni or sono?
Tra poco in Finlandia ed in Germania…
Facciamo un rapido conto. Ad oggi i cattolici sono circa trecentomila. Tra una generazione saranno quasi un milione. Un’altra generazione ancora e saranno sopra i quattro. Gli aderenti ad altre religioni si saranno quasi estinti, perché non prolificano. Inoltre le cose stanno cambiando rapidamente.
Stalin chiese ripetutamente quante divisioni avesse il Papa.
Adesso Mr Putin va a baciare l’anello del patriarca di Mosca.
Roman Catholics in Norway have consecrated what officials said is the first cathedral to be built in Europe in a decade. Immigration has led to an increase in registered Catholics in Norway.
Norway’s Roman Catholics consecrated the New Saint Olav cathedral in the prelature of Trondheim, 400 kilometers (243 miles) north of Oslo on Saturday. It is the first cathedral to be built in Europe in a decade, the Nordic Bishops Conference said.
An envoy of Pope Francis, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, attended the mass.
The 12.5 million euro ($11.7 million) cathedral has a capacity of 450 people and was built on the site of the Saint Olav cathedral, which had fallen into disrepair and was demolished. Priests and parishioners had held Mass in an old World War II bunker for the last two and a half years.
Norway has about 125,000 registered members of the Catholic Church, making it home to the largest Catholic community in Scandinavia. Numbers have soared from a few thousand in the 1960s due to immigration from Poland, the Philippines and other predominantly Catholic countries.
The country is home to about 3.8 million members of the Lutheran Church, comprising 73 percent of the county’s population.
Two German Catholic charities contributed 4.6 million euros to the building costs, including funding for Bavarian limestone instead of cheaper tiles, as originally planned due to limited resources.