This was the Thursday, December 21, 2017, United Nation Security Council vote as to whether the UN Member States wanted to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel per Trump’s pronouncement last week.
128 countries voted AGAINST such recognition, i.e., AGAINST the U.S.A. These included: United Kingdom (UK), France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Russia, Sweden, India, Japan, China, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, etc.
Only 8 countries voted with the U.S. and 7 of them are not exactly household names!
So, now you know.
128 Against — 9 For — 35 Abstained.
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If you Italian is a bit rusty what it says is:
“Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year“
Posting the Catholic Press Photo, “Pope’s Christmas Card,” has been one of my cherished annual traditions since 2008, one that I eagerly look forward to as soon as we enter December.
I used to post them on my then widely read but now defunct “Popes and Papacy” blog.
The Rome-based Catholic Press Photo, established over 40 years ago, now led by Alessia Giuliani, the daughter of one of the founders, has been a good friend. This gives me a chance to highlight their excellent work. Enjoy their pictures … especially those of the cardinals.
This year’s card comes with good wishes from Alessia, Monica, Giancarlo e Emanuela.