Friday, September 29, 2006

UNESCO-World Heritage

At the risk of sounding a bit over the edge...
Something doesn't seem right here...why? For obvious reasons this one caught my eye-- St. Catherine's Monastery.

What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.
Who are all the peoples of the world? and where do they live?

This is just one item of their mission list:
  • provide emergency assistance for World Heritage sites in immediate danger;

Are we going to have armed guards protecting these properties against physical harm too?

List of World Heritage-a few Catholic Sites (of what I can translate):

  1. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)
  2. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  3. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  4. Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
  5. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
  6. Boyana Church
  7. Churches of Chiloé
  8. Bourges Cathedral
  9. St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim
  10. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
  11. Vatican City

There are more listed...

What is the true purpose? Their FAQ's. Global Strategy


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