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Czech cardinal warns: Muslims are conquering Europe

Catholic World News - January 06, 2010

Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who has served as Archbishop of Prague since 1991, has warned in an interview that “if Europe doesn't change its relation to its own roots, it will be Islamized.”

“Europe has denied its Christian roots from which it has risen and which could give it the strength to fend off the danger that it will be conquered by Muslims-- which is actually happening gradually,” he said. Muslims “easily fill the vacant space created as Europeans systematically empty the Christian content of their lives.”

“At the end of the Middle Ages and in the early modern age, Islam failed to conquer Europe with arms. The Christians beat them then,” he added. “Today, when the fighting is done with spiritual weapons which Europe lacks while Muslims are perfectly armed, the fall of Europe is looming.”

Denouncing Europe’s “pagan environment” and “atheistic style of life,” Cardinal Vlk said that “Neither the free market nor freedom without responsibility is strong enough to form the basis of society. Not even democracy alone is a panacea unless it is embedded in God.”

The Czech press is speculating that Pope Benedict will name a successor to the 77-year-old cardinal within days.

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  • Posted by: Lilacs2me - Jan. 07, 2010 5:59 PM ET USA

    Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!!!

  • Posted by: MAG - Jan. 07, 2010 11:04 AM ET USA

    The conscious decision to pursue economic advancement at the expense of family life - and the corresponding abandonment of the principles summarized in HUMANAE VITAE - have eroded our ability to both physically and spiritually stave off the advance of darkness represented by Islam.

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