The Pope says “it is a social fact” that Europe is seeing an “Arab invasion”..and it’s a good thing
Pope Francis described the influx of migrants into Europe as an ‘Arab invasion’ before explaining that the new arrivals will enhance Europe for the better.
The pontiff was giving a speech to an audience of French Christians when he reflected on Europe’s history of migration and the positive impact it has had on its culture today.
He described the migrant crisis as ‘a social fact’ before explaining the change will help Europe in the future by making it more multi-cultural, according to Bloomberg.
Pope Francis referred to an ‘Arab invasion’ when he was recalling the moments of mass migration to Europe in history, according the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano.
‘Today we can talk about an Arab invasion. It is a social fact,’ he told his audience.
The pope went on to explain that the arrival of migrants, predominantly from Syria and Iraq, should be seen from a wider perspective in time and impact.
He insisted Europe will ‘go forward and find itself enhanced by the exchange among cultures.’
Speaking proudly of Europe, the Pope declared that the continent ‘can bring about a certain unity to the world.’
The number of Syrians seeking asylum doubled to 362,800 last year while the growing number of Iraqi nationals has now reached 121,500, the European Commission said today.
The news comes as Greek’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Austria and other Balkan countries of ‘ruining Europe’ by imposing border restrictions.
The restrictions have been designed to try to slow the flow of migrants heading north from Greece.
Austria angered Greece by not inviting it to a meeting of Balkan leaders in Vienna last week to coordinate a slew of border restrictions.
“Today we can talk about an Arab invasion. It is a social fact,’ he told his audience.”
its actually a fact..not a “social” fact..the number 1 kalergi supporter old franky..