Austrian cardinal tipped to be the next pope warns of an ‘Islamic conquest of Europe’. It would be nice to have a Pope with a clue.
According to reports of his speech to mark the 333rd anniversary of the Battle of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said: “Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at its end.”
“God have mercy on Europe and on thy people, who are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage,” the cardinal reportedly prayed.
Battle of Vienna 1683, at which the Christian Europeans relieved the siege of Vienna and defeated the invading Muslims. It marked the high-water mark of the Islamic invasion of Europe.
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn gave the unexpected warning on Sunday during a special celebration for the Church festival “Holy Name of Mary”. …
He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said “are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage.”
Cardinal Schoenborn, who is also the Archbishop of Vienna, explained that people could already feel this loss, “not only economically, but above all, in human and religious matters.”
hat-tip Stephen Neil