From: A Virginia Paleoconservative [Email him]
Pope Francis has lost all judgement with regards to his naive utterances concerning Muslim “migrants”, and appears to have forgotten the lessons of history:
“Inspire us,” he said, “as nations, communities and individuals, to see that those who come to our shores are our brothers and sisters.”
And his using the papal jet as transport for twelve Muslims to Italy was disheartening when this year’s Easter services in Europe were under threat from potential Islamic terrorist attacks.
Perhaps the Pope should be reacquainted with the fate of Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire that fell to an Islamic army in 1453, and the reality that an invasion of Muslims will have inevitable outcomes regardless of what their current guise as migrants might be.
The possibility St. Peter's Basilica will someday be converted into a mosque as was the magnificent Eastern Orthodox church, the Hagia Sophia, should weigh heavily on the pontiff’s mind. Its final hours as a Christian church are recounted as follows by Wikipedia:
Throughout the siege worshipers participated in the Holy Liturgy and Prayer of the Hours at the Hagia Sophia, and the church formed a refuge for many of those who were unable to contribute to the city's defense, such as women, children and elderly. Trapped in the church, congregants and refugees became spoils to be divided amongst the Ottoman invaders. The building was desecrated and looted, and occupants enslaved, violated or slaughtered; while elderly and infirm were killed, women and girls were raped and the remainder chained and sold into slavery. Priests continued to perform Christian rites until stopped by the invaders. When the Sultan and his cohort entered the church, he insisted it should be at once transformed into a mosque. One of the Ulama then climbed the pulpit and recited the Shahada.Why this Pope, and to be fair other Christian religious leaders, have abdicated their fundamental responsibilities to protect their churches and flocks from a historical enemy is beyond me.
See previous letters from the same reader.