Pope Francis’s Message Contradicts Reality
Pope Francis has urged the United States and Europe to accept hundreds of thousands of Syrian “refugees.” Pope Francis’s naivete on various secular subjects leads him to say things detached from reality. He has no knowledge of the “refugees” or the negative effects of more Muslims gaining entrance to the U.S. and Europe.
The U.S. and Europe are in decline because their leaders have bought into multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is suicide, and the U.S. and Europe are currently in the throes of the world’s longest suicides. What Pope Francis is asking the U.S. and Europe to do is to end their suicides by finally dying.
Pope Francis drew large crowds during his recent trip to America. He made numerous appearances and during those appearances delivered speeches in which he celebrated multiculturalism, open borders, and globalization, all the while ignoring reality. He thinks globalization rules the day, but nationalism is what appeals to people across Europe.
The day Pope Francis departed the U.S., a record number of Catalans voted to deliver a parliamentary majority to two parties who favor seceding from Spain. Artur Mas, the Catalan regional president, hailed the vote as a referendum for independence. Mr. Mas responded to the vote by stating, “We ask that the whole world recognizes the victory of Catalonia and the victory of yes!” What happened in Catalonia is happening throughout Europe, but people like Pope Francis seem to be oblivious to the ever-growing popularity and election victories of nationalist parties in Europe.
The pope’s request for the U.S. and Europe to accept more Muslim “refugees” was not well received by some Catholics and European countries. Bishop Laszlo Kiss-Rigo of Hungary whose diocese stretches across the southern reaches of Hungary said the following about the “refugees” flowing into Europe, “They’re not refugees. This is an invasion. They come here with cries of ‘Allahu Akbar.’ They want to take over.” The bishop has the overwhelming support of Hungarians and Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban.
Prime Minister Orban denounced any suggestion that Europe should accept Muslim refugees:
Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe. We must acknowledge that the European Union’s misguided immigration policy is responsible for this situation. We shouldn’t forget that the people who are coming here grew up in a different religion and represent a completely different culture. Most are not Christian, but Muslim…That is an important question because Europe and European culture have Christian roots.
The Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland joined Hungary in voting to reject EU quotas for migrants.
Multiculturalism is an abject failure. When Western Civilization dies, and it takes its place among the other dead civilizations in the annals of history, the history books should list as the cause of death, multiculturalism. Long before Western Civilization takes its last breath, Pope Francis needs to introduce himself to reality and start focusing on the Church and Catholics instead of wading into secular issues that will not help the Church survive.