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PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In a stirring Sunday homily, a Czech cardinal expressed his opinion that COVID-19 is a Chinese bioweapon that escaped from a lab.
Cardinal Dominik Duka, 77, made the remark in early February when commenting on the human fear of death. Noting that babies scream and cry after they are born, but find comfort when they are laid under their mother’s breast, the cardinal stated that human beings are just as afraid of death but find comfort in the parental love of God.
“The coronavirus situation brings us back to that,” the cardinal said, and mused over the kind of death one might usually expect in old age — a broken hip and then pneumonia.
“And now, in this situation, it’s a Chinese virus, a biological weapons leak,” he said. “Military specialists around the world are convinced of this. Or they are afraid to say it, or they must not say it.”
The cardinal also reflected that although the Czech Republic is one of the most atheist nations in the world, its churches had never closed to worshipers during the coronavirus crisis. He also noted that although atheist societies say with Nietzsche “God is dead,” they have discovered that they are not themselves gods and that an invisible virus can get the better of them.
Duka encouraged his congregation not to be afraid and to consider the examples of saints who lived in the Roman Empire during a terrible twenty-year plague. St. Cyprian (200-258 AD), the bishop of Carthage, had to admonish his flock for its terror, Duka said, but the Christians proved their faith by taking care of the sick and the dying. He noted also that the modern world has already dealt with pandemics, like the Spanish Flu, which originated in China, and the Hong Kong flu of 1968.
To further bolster their courage, the cardinal archbishop of Prague retold the story of a man who meets Plague on its way to a city, intending to kill 5,000 people. When the man meets Plague again, he upbraids it, pointing out that 20,000 had died. But Plague refused responsibility, saying, “I killed 5,000. 15,000 died of fear.”
“And we must avoid that fear,” Duka said. “We must be an example of those who follow that path of [Saints] Agnes, Agatha, those who have passed these trials … They knew what it means to be a Christian.”
The cardinal’s remark about the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus was criticized in the Czech secular press and by China.
According to the Global Times, which is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese Embassy in the Czech Republic launched a complaint and “urged” the cardinal “to immediately correct his mistakes.” The Global Times said that the Chinese embassy had called his characterization of COVID-19 as a Chinese biological weapons leak “groundless slander.”
“China is firmly opposed to anyone politicizing the pandemic and stigmatizing China,” the Embassy stated. “The Chinese Embassy in the Czech Republic urges Czech Cardinal Dominik Duka to immediately correct his mistakes and eliminate the adverse influence.”
According to La Croix International, the Czech military denied believing COVID-19 is an escaped Chinese bioweapon.
“We have no such evidence, nor have we ever presented it anywhere,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense told Czech media.
A Czech immunologist named Vaclav Horejsi told Czech media that the cardinal’s take on COVID-19 was “absolutely scandalous” and accused him of spreading fake news.
“As a Catholic, I am ashamed and embarrassed that this man heads our church,” he added.
PETITION UPDATE (5/12/2021) -
It seems that Dr. Anthony Fauci's role in the NIH's funding of so-called "gain-of-function" research may be catching up with him.
In the last couple of days, both U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Fox's Tucker Carlson have laid into Fauci for his alleged promotion of this dangerous research which develops bat-based coronaviruses into more potent variants, capable of infecting humans.
Dr. Fauci denied funding this research.
But, Senator Paul noted that a resident virologist at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Dr. Shi Zheng-li and Dr. Ralph Baric, an American virologist funded by Fauci's department in the NIH, "collaborated on gain-of-function research where they enhanced the SARS virus to infect human airway cells and they did it by merging a new spy protein on it. That is gain-of-function. That was joint research between the Wuhan Institute and Dr. Baric. You [Dr. Fauci] can’t deny it."
And, later, Fox News host Tucker Carlson picked up on the discrepancy, noting Fauci’s involvement in the creation and promotion of public health directives on account of COVID-19 while also being allegedly tied to the origin of the virus and its spread throughout the world.
So, the evidence - both in testimony and in the court of public opinion - continues to mount.
Could we ask you to consider SIGNING and SHARING this important petition, which calls for Dr. Fauci to be fired and investigated for any role he played in promoting and funding the dangerous research which may have cost the world dearly in lives and jobs lost.
When concerned scientists warned the US government of the great danger of creating superviruses in the lab, one man publicly defended the risky experiments: that man was the influential head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), none other than "Mr. Science" himself: Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In 2014, the same year the US government called for a moratorium on this insanely dangerous research, Dr. Fauci's NIAID began funding a program to study the transmission of bat coronaviruses to humans.
Not only did his funding go to develop the technology for making bat coronaviruses spread more easily to humans, but much of it went to the lab located in the exact location where the Covid pandemic eventually emerged: Wuhan, China.
Like every person, Dr. Fauci deserves to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
But the evidence is so overwhelming that Fauci gambled with a supervirus and lost (the whole world lost), that, at a minimum, he needs to be fired from his position of public trust and must be investigated for possible violations of US law which mandated a moratorium on this extremely dangerous practice of creating superviruses in the lab.
However Dr. Fauci, far from being held responsible for his dangerous gamble, has been promoted to the point where, currently, he is the highest paid employee in the US Government.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition if you agree that Dr. Anthony Fauci should instead be immediately fired and investigated for his role in causing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Just like the Wall Street moguls, whose financial negligence precipitated the financial crisis of 2008, received massive bailout bonuses, Dr. Anthony Fauci recklessly pushed for the research that probably caused the deadly pandemic. And now, he, too, has been rewarded with money and power.
As has been carefully and meticulously documented by Steve Hilton of Fox News, the probable origins of the coronavirus point to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Dr. Fauci was one of the greatest proponents of developing superviruses in labs.
Dr. Fauci was responsible for the funding of much of the research through the NIAID.
And, it appears that Dr. Fauci funneled taxpayer funds through an intermediary to allow the research to continue in the unsafe Wuhan Institute of Virology, even after the US government banned the funding of this dangerous research.
Until a thorough investigation into his role of the origins of the current pandemic has taken place, Dr. Fauci should not be in a position of public trust.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to demand that Dr. Fauci be fired immediately and investigated fully for his role in the creation of Covid-19 and the ensuing pandemic.
P.S. It should be noted that Dr. Fauci not only has proven to be catastrophic for public health with his advocacy of dangerous research, but he has also been a disastrous public health advisor, advocating measures that have negatively impacted every aspect of our lives, from the economy to our most fundamental liberties.
P.P.S. Dr. Anthony Fauci, recently stated that he is delighted to be pushing Joe Biden's return to US taxpayer funding of abortions abroad. So, evidently, not only does Dr. Fauci have problems with public health, public safety, and economics, but also with basic human rights and embryology.
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Nevertheless, there have been numerous reports that there is evidence COVID-19 was made in a lab, probably the Wuhan Institute of Virology. In May 2020, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that there is “enormous evidence” that the coronavirus first came from a Wuhan lab.
Earlier this year, the head of the Population Research Institute and China expert Steven Mosher told Fox News host Tucker Carlson, “I think the evidence is obvious to anybody who looks at it. Tucker, we have not, in the past year, found a natural analog to the China virus. That is, we have not found a coronavirus … that looks at all like the China virus. It looks like a lab creation.”
He went on to discuss the testimony of Chinese virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan who fled to the U.S. and claims that COVID-19 was manufactured in a China lab. With three colleagues, Yan issued a research paper in September which casted doubt on the commonly held position that COVID-19 originated naturally. The paper stated that “the natural origin theory, although widely accepted, lacks substantial support.”