The Pope combined being blunt and being oblivious in an interview with a French group:
Europe is facing an ‘Arab invasion’, Pope Francis mused while addressing a French Christian group, adding that the trend is actually a positive one.
“We can speak today of Arab invasion. It is a social fact,” the pontiff said, according to extracts from his address earlier this week which were published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano on Thursday.
He then added: “How many invasions has Europe experienced in the course of its history! But it’s always been able to overcome them and move forward, finding itself complimented and improved by the cultural exchange they brought about.”
The Pontiff also reflected on the history of migration into Europe and the positive impact it has had on European culture as we now know it.
The Pope also declared that Europe is “the only continent that can bring some unity to the world”. He then added, that in order to fulfill its “universal role”, Europe must “rediscover its cultural roots”.
Go here to read the rest. Arabs and other Islamic groups have been seeking to invade Europe since the Seventh century. For a thousand years Islam and Christianity confronted each other in an epic struggle over Europe, with Islam seizing control of parts of Spain up through the Fifteenth Century, and Sicily for almost three centuries from the Ninth to the Eleventh centuries. Islamic conquests in the Balkans in the Thirteenth-Fifteenth centuries established endemic warfare between native Christian populations and Islamic settlers and converts to Islam. The unique thing about the current invasion is that it is underway with the support of most of Europe’s secular leadership and the strong blessing of the Pope. Christians in Europe, as they struggle with the current invasion, are cursed with a leadership which is on the other side.