Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 01:27:45 EST
Subject: Fwd: #40 - Guaroko-Guaaji-Karaya
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 22:34:08 EST
Subject: #40 - Guaroko-Guaaji-Karaya
An appeal to the Vatican on the Papal Bull "Inter Caetera" of May 4, 1493
From Tony Castanha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
17 November 1999
Aloha y Guatiao,
The following Appeal was formulated at the pre-papal bulls burning gathering
held at Kaumakapili Church in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Indigenous peoples and
supporters are strongly urged to cut and forward this Appeal to the following
Vatican internet sites. Most importantly, please email the President of the
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Archbishop Francis X. Van Thuan
Nguyen. He may be a crucial link to the Pope. Send message below to:
*Help get the word out by including the following Vatican media sites in
Vatican newspaper - email@example.com
Vatican radio - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vatican televison - email@example.com
Finally, for the historical record, please cc a copy of your Appeal to:
On this most infamous of days (October 12), please get the word out NOW.
Coodinator, Papal Bulls Burning
Matsunaga Institute for Peace
November 19, 1999
APPEAL TO THE VATICAN AND POPE JOHN PAUL II
Revoke the Papal Bull "Inter Caetera" of May 4, 1493!
On November 28, 1998, Pope John Paul II called "Christianity's 2,000th
anniversary a year of mercy," saying "the church will seek forgiveness,"
"atonement," and that he "wants the church to enter the third millennium
with a clear conscience" (Associated Press).
We, the undersigned, join with indigenous peoples everywhere in calling upon
Pope John Paul II to revoke the 1493 Bull "Inter Caetera." We recognize that
this would be a spiritually significant step towards creating a new way of
life, and a step away from the greed and subjugation in a history that has
oppressed, exploited and destroyed countless numbers of indigenous peoples
throughout the world.
The Bull "Inter Caetera," like many other edicts issued before it by the
Vatican, established Christian dominion and subjugation of non-Christian
"pagan" peoples and their lands and has yet to be revoked.