This is something that puzzles many Christians. If the pope of Rome believes that Roman Catholicism is the only true religion; if he believes that Islam is a false religion; if he is devoted to Europe being “Christian” (i.e. Roman Catholic); and if he knows (as of course he does) that Muslim terrorists are bent on turning Europe into “Eurabia”, a Muslim continent, and that they want to destroy Vatican City State itself and the Roman Catholic influence in Europe (as they certainly do) – then why is he encouraging Muslim immigration into Europe? What is going on?
There is plenty of evidence that he is encouraging Muslim immigration into Europe, including that of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims pouring in illegally from their own war-torn countries in the Middle East and elsewhere. Just to confine ourselves to his most recent actions and statements:
In April 2016, Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos, where among other things he visited a Muslim refugee camp, and addressed the people there. He sounded very compassionate, saying he was speaking out on their behalf, calling the world’s attention to their plight. He called them “brothers and sisters”. And in a joint declaration signed by Francis and two Eastern Orthodox religious leaders while on Lesbos, the tone once again sounded compassionate, as they called on the international community to come to the aid of the refugees and pleaded for an end to the wars in the Middle East.
And then, at the conclusion of his trip, Francis brought three refugee families back to Rome with him! The Jesuit director of the Vatican’s press office said in a statement, “The pope has desired to make a gesture of welcome regarding refugees, accompanying on his plane to Rome three families of refugees from Syria, 12 people in all, including six children.” All the members of these families were Muslims. The Vatican said it would take responsibility for maintaining them. This was nothing but a deliberate, well-planned PR exercise, and of course it went down very well with liberals and leftists everywhere.
Why, then, is Francis doing these things?