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Dr. Ahmad el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif and Pope Francis visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque on February 4, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Francois Nel/Getty Images

February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis sent a video message of encouragement to the World Government Summit taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, last week.

He complimented the Arab State, where he visited and signed a deeply problematic document with imam Al-Tayyeb of the Al-Azhar Islamic University of Cairo, in the same vein as his appeal for fraternity in a world of diverse religions and globalist aspirations.

The World Government Summit is an annual meeting founded in 2013 by Emirati sheikhs and constitutes a sort of “Arab Davos,” in which particular emphasis is laid upon providing “integrated knowledge” for the 150 and more governmental and global organizations present. The idea is to streamline government practice all over the world while preparing for technical change: robotics, artificial intelligence, biometrics are all frequent topics and the objective is to obtain “citizen well-being and happiness.”

In the same way as the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, the WGS is open to top representatives from all countries, from China to Costa Rica, from Russia to Lebanon, Rwanda to France. United Nations agencies as well as the International Monetary Fund, the OECD, the Global Green Institute – represented by its president and former UN Secretary general Ban Ki-moon – are represented. CEOs and media figures such as Arianna Huffington and Becky Anderson, presenter for CNN, were also among this year's participants, as was Jeffrey Sachs, a proponent of population control in the name of the fight against “climate change,” and Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum.

As in all globalist venues, the objective is to show that there are global problems that no country can solve on its own in order to promote global solutions. WGS calls itself  “a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide.”

More than 4.000 people from 150-plus countries took part this year. Many of these were turbaned or veiled Muslim princes, sheikhs or ministers from the United Arab Emirates, who spoke at length of the “wisdom” of their country’s faith and traditions.

Pope Francis’ message was altogether positive. Using the Arab salutation “Al Salamu Alaikum / Peace be with you!” he sent “greetings and best wishes” for the event.

“I carry in my heart the visit I have just made to the United Arab Emirates and the warm welcome I received. I encountered a modern country which is looking to the future without forgetting its roots. I saw a country seeking to transform into concrete initiatives and actions the words tolerance, fraternity, mutual respect, and freedom,” he said.

He echoed the pluralistic and globalist notes of the Summit by adding: “I also saw how even in the desert flowers spring up and grow. I returned home with the hope that many deserts in the world can bloom like this. I believe it is possible, but only if we grow together, alongside one another, with openness and respect, willing to take on everyone’s problems, which are the problems of each person in the global village.”

“It is my sincere hope that the question underlying your reflections will not only be ‘what are the best opportunities to take advantage of,’ but ‘what kind of world do we want to build together?’ This question leads us to think of people and of persons rather than capital and economic interests. It is a question that does not look to tomorrow, but further into the future, to the responsibility weighing upon us: handing on this world of ours to those who will come after us, preserving it from environmental degradation and, even before that, from moral degradation,” Pope Francis said in his spoken message.

One of the main objectives of the World Government Summit is the implementation of the UN's “Sustainable Development Goals,” which among others aim at ensuring “universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights” – code words for contraception and legal abortion, and which rely on the climate agenda in order to attain the redistribution of world property.

In bringing his approval to the Dubai Summit, Pope Francis is directly supporting the SDGs, together with the supranational objectives the WGS so clearly has.

Pope Francis went on to say: “We cannot really speak of sustainable development without solidarity (cf. Laudato Si’, 159). We could even say that the good if it is not the common good, is not actually good. Perhaps now more than ever, thinking and acting require a true dialogue with others because without others there is no future for me. I hope then, that in your activities you start from the faces of persons, from an awareness of the cry of people and of the poor, from reflecting on children’s questions.”

This is in a way a redefinition of conscience because the good is no longer defined or discovered in relation to the transcendent divine law but found in “true dialogue with others.”

Among the many speakers at the event, Harrison Ford (“actor and philanthropist”) gloomily proclaimed: “All of us, whether rich or poor, powerful or powerless, will suffer the effects of climate change and ecosystem destruction. We are faced with what I believe is the greatest moral crisis of our time.”

This is a perfect summary of what is going on in globalist summits and events the world over: men's attitudes and actions are assessed in relation to “the Planet” and so-called “Climate change,” and no longer with regard to divine and natural law. If fighting climate change and ecosystem destruction is man's supreme moral obligation, all his actions, thoughts and attitudes need to be evaluated by that measure; in a word, he must sacrifice to this new god, and good and evil must obey new standards.

But the WGS doesn't stop there. In 2017, it initiated a World Happiness Council that meets twice a year under the presidency of Jeffrey Sachs – “happiness” rammed down the throats of the citizens of the world and measured according to the standards of participating international organizations.

In 2018, the Summit’s closing communiqué openly called on institutions to “realign with the new world order.” Klaus Schwab had pleaded passionately for “gender equality,” which he called the number one response to the problems of this world. Robert De Niro called President Donald Trump’s United States a “backward country, a place where science once reigned and lately has been replaced by ignorance.”

This year, among awards for best “M-Government” (mobile government relying on digital platforms), one went to China for the Communist country’s closely monitored “WeChat” communications app that allows for instant payments and many daily interactions such as getting a medical appointment. It is also used by government services to give instant fines to jaywalkers, whose accounts are debited within 20 seconds of their crime thanks to omnipresent facial recognition devices.

The religious dimension is also present – and it is definitely not Catholic. In 2017, an Israeli media, Breaking Israel News, indignantly reported that the organizers chose to erect a replica of the art of the Temple of Ba’al at the venue of the World Government Summit, after the destruction of the original in Palmyra by the Islamic state in October 2015.

The preservation of the memory of a historic work of art is not in itself problematic. But the Israeli media quoted Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a Rabbi who believes in the alliance of “Rome” – as in the times of the temple of Baal – and the Arab “Ismaël” against the Jews at the end of time.

While this may seem very far-fetched, it remains true that the Mesopotamian divinity Ba’al – not unrelated to the Celtic Beltane – was celebrated during bisexual orgies where children were burnt alive, in the pantheistic cult of “Mother Earth.”

In the same way as the Davos summits, the WGS of Dubai also opens its doors to Godless “meditation.” In 2018, French Buddhist convert and mindfulness teacher Matthieu Ricard offered two sessions on the theme “Altruism and mindfulness, the Peak of Happiness.”

This year, participants were encouraged to join “Sound Meditation with Satya Hinduja,” who promises to “heal” her listeners with her “meditative project “Alchemic Sonic Environment,’ an immersive nomadic spatial sound booth that caters to all of the body’s senses,” largely based on Hindu music and aimed at creating what appears to be an altered state of consciousness.

This is how the WGS touted her performance: “A multi-sensory sonic experience invoking states of deep reflection, receptivity and exchange. The World Government Summit, in partnership with Dubai Future Foundation, brings you an immersive listening experience with sound and multimedia artist Satya Hinduja to elevate the auditory sensory processing system beyond its present state. With rapidly emerging scientific studies in the field of epigenetics and its relationship to positive experiences, sound plays an integral role in the reversal of trauma and ultimately leads to greater human health and potential. This experience will re-introduce sound as a transformational tool while inviting a subtle presence urgently needed in our hyper-stimulated times.”

WGS favors this type of new, global spirituality that is worlds away from the religion of the Incarnation which no one – not even the Pope – troubles to preach at the Dubai Summit. Catholics are welcome as long as they do not confuse things by recalling the universal truth.