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Fr. Thomas Kocherry – Redemptorist priest and well known human rights activist – has refused a prize from the United Nations Foundation who wanted to fund his projects in favour of Indian fishermen. He explains to AsiaNews, that money comes from the multinationals who dominate the UN and who have no interest in the world’s problems: it would never bear fruit.
New Delhi (AsiaNews) – The UN “is controlled by the multinational companies and they are buying off people with ideas different their own to block all forms of social justice, instead of thinking of the common good. This is why I refused the donation they wanted to award me to continue my work: its dirty money”. The priest renounced a prize fund of 646 thousand Euros, to be divided amongst other winners.
This is how Fr. Thomas Kocherry – Redemptorist priest and well known human rights activist – explained to AsiaNews why he refused a prize from the United Nations Foundation who wanted to fund his projects in favour of Indian fishermen. The foundation born in 1988 thanks to the record donation of a billion dollars from the American magnate Ted Turner chooses the worthiest projects and funds them, on the advice of a United Nations panel of directors.
The priest however underlines that “that money cannot be accepted because they come from a group of people who do not have the real problems of the world at heart. Financial groups are now in command : they are very good at buying people over with prizes and funding, like those they wanted to award me, but in the meantime they have distanced from the highest directional levels all of those who really did something for the less fortunate of the world, to use the UN as they wish”.
According to Fr. Kocherry, “the time has come to reveal what is the true diabolical nature of the United Nations and all of its collaborators. I will go on doing what I have always done, maybe with the few resources that I have at my disposal but with a clean conscience, without falling into the trap of greed for money. We are in search of the Divine Kingdom and its justice, but we know that it’s a long and difficult process which foresees the cross”.