Hungary bishop at odds with papal perspective

Hungarian Bishop, Laszlo Kiss-Rigo is warning that Pope Francis has gotten the refugee situation wrong.

“They are not refugees. This is an invasion,” Kiss-Rigo told the Washington Post.

The bishop says he is in total agreement with the Prime Minister.

The pope “does not know the situation”, says the bishop of a predominantly Catholic country.

“They come here with cries of ‘Allahu Akbar’. They want to take over” Kiss-Rigo said.

Europe is being inundated by people who are posing as refugees but actually present a grave threat to the continent’s christian, universal values, he said.

Kiss-Rigo is bishop of Szeged-Csanád, Hungary, an area that seeing some of the heaviest migrant flows in Europe.

The Washington Post reports that the bishop’s description of the situation also reflects the broader spiritual struggle in Europe and the question of how to respond to the burgeoning flow of predominantly Muslim people into a largely Christian continent.

Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban is taking worldwide heat for halting the migrant’s journeys, saying the in-flow of migrants is a direct challenge to Europe’s Christian character.

The message of both Hungarian men is in stark contrast to Pope Francis’ Sunday message, appealing to Europe Catholics moral duty to reach out and help the refugees by opening their churches, monasteries and homes as sanctuaries.

Meanwhile, Austrian Cardinal, Christopher Schönborn is calling on all the bishops in the European Union to “find a common line” on the mounting crisis in Europe.

“We expect the EU to find a common stance on the migrant issue so we may also expect a common line from EU bishops,” Schönborn said September 6.


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