Church/Radical Party, Pagano: but still we agree about Esperanto! However we must do more and together.
Statement of Giorgio Pagano, Secretary of Esperanto Radical Association
«Today is the 36th time that a Pope uses Esperanto for the usual blessing “Urbi et Orbi”.
This has been happening since 18 years, since that Easter in 1994 when John Paul II used it, accepting the public auspice of the Radical Party and Esperanto Radical Association, rallied together with Nobody Touch Cain against death penalty in the world.
The Motion of the 39th Congress of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty, assembled in Rome from 8th to 11th of December 2011, reaffirms “the fundamental right of each and all to language communication, without any privileges and with a huge advantage for all, hence contributing to safeguard the ecosystem of languages, a heritage of the entire humankind, and reaffirms its commitment to formally guarantee the right of all human beings to learn the International Language (called Esperanto) as a human right, recognised as such by international and European laws, besides by the transnational community and by other establishments and sources of law”.
About the acknowledgement of Esperanto and his importance for humanity, on which the Radical Party since 1987 and the Church since 1994 have the same convictions, I formulate the auspice, and the call also to the world of catholic associations, that we could and should do more, just starting from Europe, and putting a linguistic embodiment of nonviolence and peace as a corrective of the purely economic and financial ground of the Union, whose limits, not to say disasters, are by now under the eyes of everyone».