NewsTue Dec 5, 2006 - 12:15 pm EST
Vatican: Population Control Architect Kissinger Not Advising Pope
By Peter J. Smith
VATICAN CITY, December 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican has dispelled any rumor that former U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger is acting as a foreign advisor to Pope Benedict XVI reports the Catholic News Agency. The veracity of the report was held in question, since Kissinger was the architect of US foreign policy supporting population control.
Vatican Spokesman Father Lombardi clarified yesterday that the report from the Italian Newspaper La Stampa saying Benedict XVI had enlisted Kissinger as an advisor is “without any foundation.” Father Lombardi told CNS that Pope Benedict XVI has neither a foreign affairs advisory board, and he has not asked former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to become one of his advisers.
The truth is that Kissinger met privately with the pope on Sept. 28 and that Mary Ann Glendon, a U.S. law professor and president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, has extended an invitation to Kissinger to speak to the academy in late April.
“Those are the only two concrete facts,” Father Lomardi said.
The Nov. 4 report from La Stampa was quickly circulated over newspapers and the internet on the basis that “a diplomatic source” at the Vatican had confirmed that “an important dialogue is under way” for Kissinger to accept a papal offer to assist him on foreign affairs.
The veracity of the report was first held in question, however, because in 1974 Kissinger as Secretary of State issued National Security Study Memorandum 200 entitled “Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” The extensive document warned that increasing populations in developing countries endangered U.S. strategic, economic, and military interests.
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