Thursday, March 31, 2011

Russia Wonders After…

“Pope Benedict XVI and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spent more than half an hour speaking privately during what the pope termed ‘a very important meeting.’”

This was the first time a Russian leader had visited the Vatican since full diplomatic relations had been established between Russian and the Papacy in 2009.

The February 17, 2011 meeting was followed, as usual by a meeting between Medvedev and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state.

“The broad-ranging collaboration between the Holy See and the Russian Federation was recognized,” and talks included human and Christian values, the ecumenical dialogue and its contribution to society, as well as the geopolitical situation, particularly in the Middle East.

Medvedev also visited the Italian prime minister, Silvio Burlusconi to discuss energy cooperation with Italy.

“And all the world wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3

Catholic News Article

Article on the Pope and the Vatican

Now it’s the Bald Eagles

Bald eagles in British Columbia, [Canada] are having a difficult time finding food says a recent report in The Province. “The birds are literally starving and falling from the sky, adding to the string of strange animal events that has occurred in numerous places around the world in the past few months”

“This is the most we have ever had,” said Maj Birch, manager of the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, of the roughly 20 malnourished bald eagles the center has taken in since January. Many of them are starving because they cannot get chum salmon. The problem according to experts is that the supply of chum salmon is the reason the birds can’t find enough to eat.

Compounding the problem is that in order to find food, the birds have been visiting the local dumpsters and dumps where they are sometimes poisoned.

“Experts say the lack of chum salmon is likely due to pollution and overfishing, as well as recent heavy rains that allegedly washed many of the dead salmon out to sea. But the precise reason for the salmon shortage… is unclear.”

“How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.” Jeremiah 12:4

“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” Romans 8:22, 19.

The Province

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