Monsignor Raffaele Nogaro is the latest bishop take the frightening action to completely change the Catholic church. Nogaro says he is ready to “turn all the churches into mosques if it were useful to the cause and if it allowed us to save the lives of men and women.”
Eva Brunne was made the world’s first openly lesbian bishop by the Catholic church of Sweden in 2009. She has gone so far as to take down church crosses and replaced them with Islamic symbols. She calls Muslim migrants that visit the church “angels” and removes Christian symbols to prepare space for Muslims to pray. The bishop insists this wasn’t an issue because airports and hospitals already have multi-faith prayer rooms.
The actual priest at the Seaman’s mission was left nonplussed by the comments of the Bishop when contacted by Dagen.se for comment.
As an independent mission the church operates outside of the diocese, and so the bishop has no authority there, a fact reflected by the response of the church director who said the bishop’s words were her business alone.
When asked whether she would be removing the cross from her church, Kiki Wetterberg responded: “I have no problem with Muslim or Hindu sailors coming here and praying. But I believe that we are a Christian church, so we keep the symbols. If I visit a mosque I do not ask them to take down their symbols. It’s my choice to go in there”.
The upper echelons of the Church of Sweden, much like other national churches across Europe, seem to be fully invested in the diversity mission. A parish church in multicultural paradise Malmö declared it would be holding a service in solidarity with the local Muslim community as a protest against a march by anti-Islamisation movement PEGIDA in the city.
The priest responsible told media: “During the protest, the Swedish Church is going to hold a service where we express joy for our city and our Muslim friends.
“There is strong support for diverse cultures in Malmö and it is important that the church is there to support that”.
Other Catholic officials claim that migrants are necessary due to unemployment within their country.
Gli immigrati consentono di risolvere un problema che il sistema previdenziale attuale non è in grado di affrontare, cioè la riduzione del numero di lavoratori italiani.https://t.co/WrC31FmjfF
— Migranti & Rifugiati (@M_RSezione) July 5, 2018
Translation: Immigrants make it possible to solve a problem that the current social security system is not able to face, namely the reduction in the number of Italian workers.
Italy’s unemployment rate is 10.9 percent. Its youth unemployment rate — the highest in the EU — is
at almost 20 percent31.9 percent. But according to the Vatican, Italy needs more immigrants to solve its labor shortage problem.
Another tweet from the day before:
«I migranti, i poveri sono un termometro per la nostra fede. Non accoglierli, soprattutto chiudendo loro il cuore, è non credere in Dio»https://t.co/2py9OPJ2r9
— Migranti & Rifugiati (@M_RSezione) July 4, 2018
It’s a quote from Francesco Montenegro, a Sicilian Cardinal Archbishop, and head of the Italian Catholic bishops’ migration committee: “Migrants, the poor are a thermometer for our faith. Not accepting them, above all by closing our hearts, is not believing in God.”
You don’t support opening the door to the flood of migrants to your country, Italians? You don’t believe in God. So says the Vatican, by retweeting this cardinal’s comment.
Priests in Italy are in a civil war over the issue as changes are not only occurring quickly, but an even greater influx of migrants is being called for:
Gianfranco Formenton, a priest in Italy’s central Umbria region who has long preached against racism and in support of migrants, knows what it is like to clash with Matteo Salvini, the recently installed interior minister and leader of the far-right League party.
In response to the party’s xenophobic rhetoric in 2015 – the year more than a million migrants arrived in Europe and 150,000 landed on Italy’s southern shores – he put a sign up on the door of his church in San Martino di Trignano, a hamlet of the town of Spoleto, saying: “Racists are forbidden from entering. Go home!”
He immediately bore the wrath of Salvini, who wrote on Twitter: “Perhaps the priest prefers smugglers, slaveholders and terrorists? Pity Spoleto and this church if this man [calls himself] a priest.”
So, if you believe in borders, then you are a racist who is not welcome in the church. Mindblowing!
Video of Muslims destroying Catholic churches in Italy: