| Has the Pope Abandoned Europe to Islam?
| Friday, May 27, 2016
|Is there really any evidence to the contrary?
“Has the Pope Abandoned Europe to Islam?,” by Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute, May 26, 2016:
To scroll the list of Pope Francis’s apostolic trips —
Brazil, South Korea, Albania, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Cuba, United
States, Mexico, Kenya, Uganda, Philippines — one could say that Europe
is not exactly at the top of his agenda.
The two previous pontiffs both fought for the cradle of Christendom.
Pope John Paul II took on Communism by toppling the Berlin Wall and the
Iron Curtain. Benedict XVI took on “the dictatorship of relativism”
(the belief that truth is in the eye of the beholder) and bet
everything on re-evangelizing the continent by traveling through it (he
visited Spain three times) and in speeches such as the magnificent ones
at Regensburg, where he spoke bluntly about the threat of Islam, and the
German Bundestag, where he warned the gathered politicians against declining religiosity and “sacrificing their own ideals for the sake of power.”
Pope Francis, on the contrary, simply ignores Europe, as if he
already considers it lost. This former Argentinian Cardinal, a
representative of the “global South” Christianity, made spectacular
trips to the migrants’ islands of Lampedusa (Italy) and Lesbos (Greece), but never to the heart of the old continent. Pope Francis has also made it difficult for Anglicans to enter into the Catholic Church, by downplaying the dialogue with them.
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|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 12:20 PM