Polish Catholics celebrate Battle of Lepanto, send a clear message to Islamists

Invasion of Europe news….

Poland is a Christian nation and they plan to keep it that way!

Gives me a glimmer of hope for the Catholic Church (at least in Poland!).

Interesting that the BBC would call Polish Catholic celebration for peace yesterday a “controversial” event.

From the BBC:

Tens of thousands have taken part in a controversial prayer day in Poland.

Catholics were encouraged to go to designated points along the country’s borders for a mass rosary prayer for the salvation of Poland and the world.

Church leaders say the event is purely religious, but there are concerns it could be seen as endorsing the state’s refusal to let in Muslim migrants.

The feast day marks the anniversary of a Christian victory over Ottoman Turks at the sea battle of Lepanto in 1571.

People were bussed in from more than 300 churches to points all along the border.

They stood in lines, some on beaches on the Baltic Sea, some in fields and some in towns.

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We want our Catholic faith to continue, to keep our children safe, that our brothers from other countries can understand that our faith is unwavering and that we feel safer, not only in Poland but also in the world.”

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Halina Kotarska, 65, said she was expressing thanks for the survival of her son in a car crash, but also praying for the survival of Christianity in Europe.

“Islam wants to destroy Europe,” she said, quoted by the Associated Press. “They want to turn us away from Christianity.”

Some priests and Church commentators said the event could be seen as support for the government’s refusal to accept Muslim migrants, a policy backed by a majority of Poles.

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Poland, along with Hungary and the Czech Republic, refused to take part in an EU deal in 2015 to relocate refugees from frontline states Italy and Greece.

The Polish position has put it at odds with the Vatican….

Of course!

More here.

If you want to learn more about this last great sea battle to turn back the Muslim invasion of Europe and about the later land battle at the Gates of Vienna (victory thanks to a Polish king), go here.

The Poles get it! Puzzling how few Europeans (and Americans) can’t grasp the lessons of history.

For my lengthy archive on the Invasion of Europe, click here.



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