Cardinal Christoph Schönborn warns that “Europe is throwing away its Christian heritage”. “Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want it and say: Europe is finished,” he said on Sunday in Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral during a celebration of the church festival “Mariä Namen” which was introduced as an expression of gratitude for the freeing of Vienna from the Ottomans 333 years ago.
“God have mercy on Europe and its people who are in danger of throwing away their Christian heritage,” said Schönborn in his sermon, according to information provided by the archdiocese of Vienna, “not only economically, but above all in human and religious terms,” said the cardinal. Schönborn’s remarks also have to be seen in reference to the freeing of Vienna from the Ottomans in 1683. 12 September is the 333rd anniversary of the defeat of the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683.
Translation via Diversity Macht Frei.