Pope Francis and Lutheran leader: “We urge Lutherans and Catholics…to defend the rights of refugees”

Pope Francis and Lutheran leader: “We urge Lutherans and Catholics…to defend the rights of refugees”

NOVEMBER 4, 2016 BY DEACON BY ROBERT SPENCER

Ahmad al-Mohammed and one other of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees.

In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. And the Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. Meanwhile, 80% of migrants who have come to Europe claiming to be fleeing the war in Syria aren’t really from Syria at all.

So why are they claiming to be Syrian and streaming into Europe, and now the U.S. as well? An Islamic State operative gave the answer when he boasted in September 2015, shortly after the migrant influx began, that among the flood of refugees, 4,000 Islamic State jihadis had already entered Europe. He explained their purpose: “It’s our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world, and we will have it soon, inshallah.” These Muslims were going to Europe in the service of that caliphate: “They are going like refugees,” he said, but they were going with the plan of sowing blood and mayhem on European streets. As he told this to journalists, he smiled and said, “Just wait.”

On May 10, 2016, Patrick Calvar, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency, said that the Islamic State was using migrant routes through the Balkans to get jihadis into Europe.

The Pope and the President of the Lutheran World Federation are calling upon Europe to invite jihad terrorism and commit societal and civilizational suicide. Is that what Christian charity is, as far as they are concerned? Do Christians have no responsibility to try to protect their own families and children, home and heritage?

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)

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Pope Francis and Lutheran World Federation President Munib Younan

Pope Francis, Lutheran Chief, Urge Christians to ‘Defend the Rights of Refugees,’” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, November 1, 2016:

In a joint statement Monday, Pope Francis and the President of the Lutheran World Federation pledged to pursue full Christian unity between the churches, while also promising a common witness, especially in assisting migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers.

In their statement, signed during the Pope’s historic visit to Sweden in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Pope Francis and Lutheran Bishop Mounib Younan “pledge to witness together to God’s merciful grace” while also promising to “stand together in service, upholding human dignity and rights, especially for the poor, working for justice, and rejecting all forms of violence.”

“Today in particular, we raise our voices for an end to the violence and extremism which affect so many countries and communities, and countless sisters and brothers in Christ,” the statement reads.

“We urge Lutherans and Catholics to work together to welcome the stranger, to come to the aid of those forced to flee because of war and persecution, and to defend the rights of refugees and those who seek asylum,” it continues….

This summer, Breitbart News reported that of the 163,000 migrants who arrived in Sweden in 2015, fewer than 500 have found jobs, meaning that the vast majority depend on taxpayer-funded welfare assistance for their sustenance….

Pope Francis has urged European nations to adopt a welcoming stance toward migrants, comparing their situation to that of Jesus and suggesting that hospitality to refugees is “our greatest security against terrorism.”

In a meeting in September with hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools, Francis told his hearers that with their help, the Pope said, “the Church will be able to respond more fully to the human tragedy of refugees through acts of mercy that promote their integration into the European context and beyond.”

Francis continued, “I encourage you to welcome refugees into your homes and communities, so that their first experience of Europe is not the traumatic experience of sleeping cold on the streets, but one of warm human welcome.”

“Remember that authentic hospitality is a profound gospel value that nurtures love and is our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism,” he said.

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3 comments on “Pope Francis and Lutheran leader: “We urge Lutherans and Catholics…to defend the rights of refugees”

  1. Well, I hate to say it, but the reality is that most of those in Europe are materialistic paganized former (or nominal) Christians, who worship their pets and entertainment. Why not bring in the pagans from the east to shake them up. Who knows, perhaps the stupidity of this pope in his communistic speech is somehow becoming the instrument of God to bring on the wake up call that Europe needs. – Without the faith, Europeans would have been just a bunch of savages. This faith, most sterile and selfish Europeans have lost. Perhaps, there is nothing like the Mohammedians (who are true savages), to wake them up and remind them of this reality.

    Perhaps this will make them realize what blessings Christ and His Church had brought them !

    • I hope, if you’re right, Vinent, and that there is a real re-awakening by Catholics worldwide.

      I am not optimistic. I recall when Gulf War I really kicked into high gear. Even CNN carried live broadcasts of packed churches filled with Catholics praying the Rosary.

      Then, pffffft.

      Same pattern right after 9/11. More pffffft.

      Your point could very well be spot on since it is true that God gives just so many chances before He withdraws His grace and turns individuals over to their most base desires and ultimate ruin.

      We must remember that it is the fault of Catholics that abortion in America has run up incredible numbers, for want of opposition.

      Christ is King of ALL nations and 90-95% of His “servants” here in the USSA have done very little, and usually nothing whatsoever, to merit His protection and grace.

      For. A. Very. Long. Time.

  2. For all the talk, there is no importance given to immigrants that deserve to immigrate. There are so many Eritreans and Ethiopians that are Christian, and go to Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia to find work and are, in the process either converted by social political or economic pressures or face injustice and persecution. The immigration and “social justice” by Muslims is what the elites really want, because they don’t just want ethnic or racial diversity, which is reflected within the Church itself, but, in fact moral diversity, in order to divide us in morality. A lack of religious of moral consensus allows globalists to fill in their morality that facilitates international business.

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