Cardinal Renato Martino, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, suggested that the people of Ireland should reconsider their referendum vote against the Lisbon Treaty, according to Mexico’s El Provenir newspaper.Dear Cardinal, you said, "With this constitution the Lisbon Treaty wants something more." Precisely...that is why the Irish voted No. Get it?
“Europe cannot only be an economic community,” Cardinal Martino said. “With this constitution [the Lisbon Treaty] it wants something more.”
El Provenir interpreted the Italian prelate’s words as a statement of support for the Lisbon Treaty, and criticism of the Irish people for what he saw as a denial of their common European experience.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Cardinal Martino on the Irish No to Lisbon Treaty
~from CWN, here's Cardinal Renato Martino to the Irish: