"Hungary, however, is doing the opposite of what Europe is currently doing." British intellectual Sir Roger Scruton, one of the signatories of the Paris Statement, agrees with this stance. You only have to see the dogmatism and cruelty of the Islamic revival in Africa and the Middle East to recognize how threatened we are", the philosopher told CNA in an email interview.Even critics of the Paris Statement agree that there are valid reasons for this existential angst for Europe.
From Oct 9-13, government officials, religious community leaders and non-governmental organisations, including Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), met in Budapest for an International Consultation on Christian Persecution.
ADF Executive Director Paul Coleman said during the conference lead-up: "In the Middle East, ISIS has deliberately targeted Christian communities for destruction.
As Pope Francis put it when addressing the European Parliament Nov.
25, 2014: "In many quarters we encounter a general impression of weariness and aging, of a Europe which is now a 'grandmother', no longer fertile and vibrant.
We went to Beirut, Amman and Erbil to meet with Christian refugees from Iraq.
We spoke with them, cried with them, prayed with them.Finding love is a challenging quest even in your home country.Dating internationally will either make it more so or raise the chance to finally get the partner you've been looking for all along."The Catholic Church should do what it is called to do, namely preach the gospel and defend the faith", he told CNA. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online.Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.If anything, they scold the scholars for not being clearer about it. " Matthew Walther asks in "The Week", and then continues: "For me Hilaire Belloc put it best: 'Europe is the faith, and the faith is Europe'" -- and, laconically, Walther adds: "He should have said 'was'." Not everyone is as pessimistic -- least of all the popes.