Hindus commend Pope for highlighting “aloofness” of Europe
Hindus have commended His Holiness Pope Francis for highlighting
“aloofness” of Europe in his address to European Parliament (EP) in
Strasbourg (France) on November 25.
“Europe seems to give the impression of being somewhat elderly and haggard,
feeling less and less a protagonist in a world which frequently regards it
with aloofness, mistrust and even, at times, suspicion”, Pope stated.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA)
today, also lauded Pope for speaking in EP about abandoned elderly, against
“uncontrolled consumerism”, highlighting “respect for the dignity of the
human person”, stressing unity in diversity, avoiding “ethical systems
lacking kindness”, backing “respect nature” and “restore dignity to
labour”, and saying “We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast
cemetery!” and “building a Europe which revolves not around the economy,
but around the sacredness of the human person”.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, also praised
Pope for stressing, in his address to Council of Europe on November 25,
“banishing a culture of conflict”, pursuing peace, “contribute to the
cultural development of humanity”, “engaging in dialogue”, “ethical
reflection on human rights”, “welcoming of migrants”, planet earth “not to
be disfigured, exploited, and degraded”; speaking against the
“globalization of indifference born of selfishness” and talking about “poor
people living in Europe”.