During a recent interview, Cardinal Robert Sarah condemned his colleagues who would attempt to use the Bible to promote mass-migration into Europe, calling them “bewitched.”
“It is better to help people flourish in their culture, than to encourage them to come to Europe in full decadence,” said Sarah, adding, “It is a false exegesis to use the word of God to promote migration.”
While not specifically naming Pope Francis, Sarah seemingly implied dissent, “If he does not teach the faith, if he enjoys activism instead of reminding people that they are made for prayer, he betrays his mission.”
Cardinal Sarah went on to discuss the impoverished conditions facing most migrants arriving in Europe, while warning of the dire consequences mass-migration could have on the population and culture of traditional European countries.
From The Daily Caller:
Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea called out religious leaders who use the Bible to justify mass immigration.
In an interview last week with the French magazine “Valeurs Actuelles,” the cardinal said that priests and bishops who use the Gospels to promote mass immigration are “bewitched.”
“God never wanted these heartbreaks,” the Cardinal said.
“It is better to help people flourish in their culture than to encourage them to come to a Europe in full decadence,” he continued. “It is a false exegesis to use the word of God to promote migration.”
The cardinal also lamented what he believes is the demise of Christian Europe: “If Europe disappears, and with it the priceless values of the Old Continent, Islam will invade the world, and we will completely change culture, anthropology and moral vision.”
The cardinal also decried church leaders, whom he claims are more interested in engaging in political activism than spreading the message of Jesus Christ.
“If he does not teach the faith, if he enjoys activism instead of reminding people that they are made for prayer, he betrays his mission,” he said. ” Jesus says, ‘I will strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’ This is what is happening today. People no longer know who to turn to.”
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates ” nearly 5.2 million refugees and migrants reached European shores” in 2016 from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other war-torn countries.
Also in 2016, the Pew Research Center reported nearly 5% of Europe’s entire population, or 25.8 million people, identified as Muslim, including 8.8% of the population in France, 6.3 percent of the population in the U.K. and 6.1% of the population in Germany.