The Islamic invasion of Europe has been a hot topic for several years and will continue to be, as countries like Poland and Austria have made the decision to close their borders to any future migration from Islamic majority nations. Pope John Paul II’s  “vision” that was recently shared by Monsignor Mauro Longhi from Trieste, about the Islamic invasion of Europe is certain to send shockwaves through the increasingly liberal and pro-immigrant Catholic Church.

Despite the threat of sanctions from the European Union (EU), the Polish government has decided to not allow any more Muslim migrants into its country to help reduce the risk of radical Islamic terrorism.

“We, Poland, are learning from the mistakes of others … and we will not open our doors to Islamic migrants,” said Ryszard Czarnecki, the Polish European Parliament deputy, in early June after the terrorist attack in Manchester, England on May 22.

Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have refused to take in their designated share of some 160,000 migrants, who apparently are overloading Italy and Greece. The EU could take the three states to the European Court of Justice, which could impose heavy financial fines on them.

“Other countries have led to a situation in which those trained on Islamic State territory in Syria, Iraq – young people with French, Belgian, Dutch, British, German citizenship – return to Europe … and somehow [the authorities] were incapable of monitoring them,” Czarnecki said after the attack in Manchester, according to Radio Poland.

Could the bombshell revelation by a former student of Pope John Paul II, provide an insight as to why his home nation of Poland has banned all Muslim migration into their country?

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Speaking in Italy on October 22nd, Monsignor Mauro Longhi from Trieste, an Opus Dei prelate and for ten years a member of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, was still a student when he accompanied the Polish pope on summer retreats into the Italian Alps in the 1980s and 90s.

Pope John Paul II (center, in red boots) prays with a group of skiers before heading down a slope in this 1984 file photo. The pontiff, who enjoyed skiing in his native Poland before his election, was able to slip away to ski only a few times as he led the worldwide church. (CNS photo from the Vatican) (Feb. 10, 2005)

Born Karol Wojtyła in Poland, John Paul II was known for his love of hiking and skiing.

It was during one such mountain retreat in the early 1990s at Bienno, Northern Italy, that the Italian priest claims to have been told of a troubling vision by the pontiff.

“I had looked at him thinking that he might need something,” the longtime friend of John Paul II explained as part of a series of recollections and anecdotes on their friendship, “but he realizes that I am looking at him; he has the shiver in his hand. It was the beginning of Parkinson’s.’’

“Dear Mauro, it is old age”, John Paul joked, before becoming more serious in tone and voice, according to the then student priest, going on to explain his vision.

‘’Remind this to those whom you will meet in the Church of the third millennium. I see the Church of the third millennium afflicted by a mortal plague, which compared to those of this millennium will be deeper, more painful’’, the Polish Pope confided, having meant Communism and Nazism as the plagues of his time.

‘’It is called Islam. They will invade Europe. I have seen the hordes surging from the West to the East, from Morocco to Libya, from the Oriental countries towards Egypt.’’

“They will invade Europe. Europe will be a cellar; old relics, twilight, cobwebs. Old family souvenirs. You, the Church of the third millennium, must contain the invasion. But not with weapons. Weapons will not be enough, but with your faith, lived with integrity.”

Emerging from the Italian and French blogosphere in recent days, the story featured in Italian daily, La Stampa, Tuesday, with an article appearing on its Vatican Insider website. The article also was quick to clear up any misconception the reader may have about Pope John Paul II’s warning of another “crusade.”

From the Vatican Insider: It must be remembered, however, that it is highly unlikely for Pope Wojtyla to be “enlisted” in the ranks of those who wish for a new crusade spirit. Apart from the fact that in the confidence recounted by Monsignor Longhi, it is the Pope himself who speaks of the need for prayer. One cannot forget that Saint John Paul II was one of the great architects of dialogue with Islam. How can we fail to remember Wojtyla’s great speech in front of a stadium filled with young Muslims in Casablanca, in 1985, when he said, “ Christians and Muslims, we have many things in common, as believers and as human beings. We live in the same world, marked by many signs of hope, but also by multiple signs of anguish. For us, Abraham is a very model of faith in God, of submission to his will and of confidence in his goodness. We believe in the same God, the one God, the living God, the God who created the world and brings his creatures to their perfection”.

One might object: perhaps the vision of the invasion of Europe follows after that courageous speech which was in line with the Council’s statement “Nostra Aetate”. Perhaps the great Pope who came from Eastern Europe has changed his attitude after having prophetically “seen” these presages on the future of the Old Continent. But that is not the case. In 1986 John Paul II wanted to convene the inter-religious meeting of Assisi, in which the Muslims took part. In 2001, he was the first Pontiff to set foot in a mosque, visiting that of the Omayyyads in Damascus, during his trip to Syria: he entered with a trembling pace and bare feet in the place of Islamic prayer. And after the attacks of 11 September, he did not promote any crusades or make any warlike or identity proclamations. In January 2002, he summoned a new prayer meeting with the Islamists in Assisi, trying to remove any religious justification for terrorism and any abuse of God’s name to justify violence.

Here is the video of  in Polish:

In an increasingly liberal church under the direction of Pope Frances, it’s worth remembering that many credit Pope John Paul II for a huge role in the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.

NCR -There’s no question about the role that Pope John Paul II played in the collapse of the wall and communism in general. President Ronald Reagan talked about it. George Weigel wrote about it. Professor Nick Hayes has written about it. And Lech Walesa also said something on it.

Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan

“The truth is that 50% of the fall of the wall belongs to John Paul II, 30% to Solidarity and Lech Walesa and only 20% to the rest of the world. That was the truth then and is the truth now,” said Walesa.

Polish-born Pope John Paul II called on the peoples of Europe “to change the face of the world, and his message liberated the people who then forced politicians to sanction changes,” added Walesa.

Not only did Pope John Paul II appoint anti-communist bishops in the Eastern Bloc, but he also publicly visited Krakow, Warsaw and Auschwitz, giving the Polish people the support they needed to oppose communism. Let’s demand that the mainstream media give credit where credit is due.

A stunning survey that was completed in February 2017, showed that the majority of Europeans want to see a ban on Muslim migration into their nations.

According to CNBC, more than 10,000 people from 10 different European countries have revealed high public opposition to Muslim immigration.

The Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs carried out the survey, asking online respondents their views on the statement that “all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped”.

Over the 10 European countries surveyed, an average of 55 percent agreed with the statement. 25 percent neither agreed nor disagreed, while only one in five respondents felt Muslim immigration should continue.

Poland was the country most in favor of a ban on Muslim immigration with 71 percent of respondents agreeing with the statement. Austria was close behind with 65 percent.

It’s worth noting, that Pope John Paul II was born and raised in Poland.

This survey was carried out before U.S. President Trump’s executive order to ban temporarily citizens of seven Muslim-majority states and freeze refugee arrivals.

Conservative Catholic La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana points out that in his 2003 Apostolic Exhortation, Ecclesia in Europa, the late Pope John Paul II counseled rather that the relationship with Islam must be “prudent“, with clear ideas about “possibilities and limitations“.

‘’It is also necessary to take into account the notable gap between European culture, with its profound Christian roots, and Muslim thought’’, the Polish pope wrote two years before his death.

Monsignor Longhi, ordained a priest in 1995, and appointed to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy by Pope Benedict XVI, claimed in his lecture that John Paul II shared with him that he had received visions ever since the celebration of his first Mass, offered for the soul of his father in Wawel Cathedral, Krakow, Poland on November 2nd, 1946.

It remains to be seen how the Vatican will react to the revelation of Monsignor Longhi, and to what, if any, extent the potentially explosive content may inform current church thinking on mass migration from the Islamic world into historically Christian nations. –  Gateway Pundit



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