Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pope Francis Praises Sweden as a Positive Example of Integration

In an interview with the "homeless" magazine Scarp de’ tenis (Sneakers), released today, Pope Francis cited, of all places, Sweden as a positive example of integration:
Regarding the 13 refugees who arrived from Lesbos, the Pope pointed out that the families have integrated well into society, with the children being enrolled in schools and their parents having found work. This, according to Pope Francis, is an example of immigrants wanting to fit into and contribute to a new country, and achieving that desire.
To further underline his point, the Pope highlighted the case of Sweden, where almost 10% of the population, including the Minister for Culture, are immigrants. During his own life, in the difficult years of the military dictatorship in Argentina, the Pope often looked to the Swedish as a positive example of integration.
The article in Vatican News from which the above excerpt was taken, does not make it clear why then Father Bergoglio was motivated to ponder Sweden and the issue of immigration during the rule of the Generals in late 1970's and early 1980's Argentina. His claim is especially odd considering that Sweden only became explicitly pro-immigrant in 1975 and thus its integration "experiment" was only in its very initial stages during the era the Pope referenced.

Today, of course, Sweden is about as far from a successful example of integration as it can be possible to imagine. In the years since 1975, Sweden has gone from having one of the lowest crime rates in the West to being one of the rape capitals of the world. Large sections of its major cities are now "no-go" areas where police and other city workers rarely venture. And large scale urban riots involving the torching of cars, among other things, are regular occurrences.

Most of the Jewish residents of Malmo, Sweden's third largest city, have left the city or emigrated from Sweden entirely due to a hostile Muslim population approaching 50% of Malmo's total.

Some believe that Sweden is close to civil war.

The Pope, who once admitted that his only formal source of news is reading the leftist newspaper La Repubblica for ten minutes a day, is completely clueless.

Or not.

Like many Catholics these days, I don't really trust anything he says. He clearly is just as hostile to traditional European civilization as he is to traditional Catholic teaching. And he certainly has an affectation for promoting the interests of Muslims.

Civil war, or if not, a largely Islamized Europe?

Could it be that Francis knows perfectly well where his "pro-migrant" stance is leading?


  1. Francis, like most "leaders" within instiutionalized Christianity -- including our (sarcasm alert) "beloved" bishops -- do not really care about the effects of their policies and views on the innocent. They only care about pleasing the purveyors of the neo-Marxist zeitgeist that has taken over the West's academy, media, popular culture -- and, with increasing regularity, our churches.

    Rome is to Mecca what Vichy was to Berlin more than 70 years ago. As a result, it has lost all moral credibility:


  2. I refuse to give him or any of these destroyers an out any longer. He knows exactly what he is doing, he's too relentless at it to be just falling back-assward into recommending the takeover of the West by Islam. It is beyond irresponsible for him to continue to promote immigration at this point. He cares nothing about women and little boys being raped. But, we knew that. He pays no attention to the suffering of the Christians in the Middle East, our poor brothers and sisters. I read of the Coptic martyrs the other day. We should apply a name to that massacre that will identify it for us and for future generations, as martyrdom does, it needs a name. These men chose death rather than betray Christ, and one African young man was with them. ISIS asked him if he was a Christian, and he was not, yet he said "Their god is my god" and was also beheaded.
    That this, person on the Chair of Peter, ignores these martyrs who were beheaded rather than deny Christ, while he promotes Islamic immigration and takeover of Christian lands and people, this has all become intolerable.

    1. Kathleen 1031, read the piece I wrote (and posted) in my first comment. (You'll have to copy the link into your browser). This didn't start with Francis; it started with JPII. Money quote:

      Moreover, Francis follows John Paul's approach toward Islam. Bishops remembered how the late pope, "who ordinarily speaks about all topics," Guozo wrote in 2003, "had spread a veil of silence over the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries."

    2. Thank you Kathleens. BTW, my family would say 'bass-ackward' :-)

  3. The Islamization of Europe just furthers his goal of a One World Religion. At least that's what he thinks will happen.

  4. Maybe pope Francis mentioned Sweden because his big 'enemy' Donald Trump gave a more realistic view on the problems with immigrants in precisely Sweden...

  5. Can the pope be unaware that recent mass migration has been a total failure here? We are on the bring of civil war.
    If the Church goes the way of Sweden, it is the end of the Catholic Church. Oh, wait....

  6. You know, I half expect Ten-things-you-should-know-about- swedish-fires to advance the claim that he fires were set by ecumenical immigrant zealots who desired we have sufficient ashes for today's liturgy