Pope advocates armed resistance against the EU
Today is the 1700th anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, at which location history tells us (namely Eusebius) that Constantine received a divine vision of Chi-Rho, which blessed his victory over the Western Roman Empire and led to his conversion to Christianity. Had Constantine lost, it is not likely that Latin Christianity would have become the dominant religion in Europe: there would have been no Holy Roman Empire, no Christendom and no Latin Church. It is unlikely, therefore, that the Church in Rome would have become corrupt, thereby negating the need for the Reformation, thereby saving His Grace from the flames.
Ah, the butterfly effect..
Something of Constantine's religio-political methodology subsists still in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Under 'The Duties of Citizens' (2243) we learn:
Armed resistance to oppression by political authority is not legitimate, unless all the following conditions are met: 1) there is certain, grave, and prolonged violation of fundamental rights; 2) all other means of redress have been exhausted; 3) such resistance will not provoke worse disorders; 4) there is well-founded hope of success; and 5) it is impossible reasonably to foresee any better solution.Insofar as the UK's membership of the EU is manifestly resulting in a hierarchy of rights which is increasingly seen to be antithetical to traditional notions of religious liberty and to the customs and mores of the nation; and observing that this violation is certain, grave and prolonged; and knowing that other means of redress (ie direct democacy) have been chronically denied to the people by all the main political parties; and asserting that other means of remedy have been exhausted; and being sure that the action is likely to have the support of the majority in the nation and so not provoke worse disorders; and being certain in the well-founded hope of success; and being convinced of the reasonable impossibility of imagining a better solution...