THE Archbishop of Vienna has said the “unbelievable number” of migrants that had arrived in Austria was more than his country could cope with….He said that it was better to concentrate on providing support to the nations in Africa and the East, hoping that migrants “could live in their homeland again.”
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn puts forth a sound view and logical solution that encompasses Christian charity. His view, however, clashes with the socialist/victimology policy that indiscriminately encourages foreign immigration, even to the detriment of Western societies.
In September, Cardinal Schönborn warned of an Islamic conquest of Europe and prayed: “God have mercy on Europe and on thy people, who are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage.”
“‘Europe’s Christian legacy in danger’ Archbishop of Vienna in warning about migrant crisis”, by Jon Rogers, Express, December 25, 2016:
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said he had come to “rethink” his stance on the migrant crisis during a special Christmas TV discussion programme with Protestant Bishop Michael Bünker.
The Cardinal, who is tipped as a possible future leader of the Roman Catholic church, said he was no longer convinced that Europe should accept all arrivals.
He said that it was better to concentrate on providing support to the nations in Africa and the East, hoping that migrants “could live in their homeland again.”
He added that he was becoming “more cautious” in his attitude as migrants had arrived in “unbelievable number”.
He said: “We have had to learn, this [crisis] goes well beyond our capacity and ability.”
Speaking about the changing mood in the country, with the rise of the anti-mass migration Freedom Party which looks to gain ground in the upcoming general election, the Cardinal said: “Our country is worried”.
His comments will put him at odds with senior members of the Catholic clergy who have vocally advocated mass migration.
The Archbishop of Cologne, the German city that saw the New Year’s Eve attacks and sexual assaults, Archbishop Woelki used a migrant boat taken from the Mediterranean as an altar in special service overlooking the Cathedral square.
Cardinal Schönborn is something of a controversial figure within the church, describing himself as the intellectual architect of “lifestyle ecumenism” and has previously spoken out over Islam.
In his homily at St Stephen’s Cathedral on September 11 he said: “Will there be a third Islamic attempt to conquer Europe? Many Muslims think this and wish this and say that Europe is at its end.”
Cardinal Schönborn later clarified: “Europe’s Christian legacy is in danger, because we Europeans have squandered it. That has absolutely nothing to do with Islam nor with the refugees. It is clear that many Islamists would like to take advantage of our weakness, but they are not responsible for it. We are.”…..