Saturday, June 30, 2018

Bishop Athanasius Schneider Warns Against Mass Immigration

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Behind the mass immigration stands a "long-prepared plan to exchange European peoples"

(Rome) Behind the mass immigration to Europe is a plan to exchange European peoples. This is what Mgr. Athanasius Schneider, one of the most distinguished bishops of the Catholic Church, said in an interview with the Italian daily Il Giornale on Wednesday. It is also about a "directed" attempt to challenge Christianity in Europe.

Bishop Schneider is a Russo-German. He still knows the Soviet Union and communist totalitarianism from his own experience. This distinguishes him from other German bishops and probably also explains that he speaks a different language in terms of content.

Bishop Schneider is Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Astana in Kazakhstan. In neighboring Kyrgyzstan, he was born in 1961 as the son of Black Sea German parents, who had been deported to Central Asia by the Soviets. In 1973, the family arrived in Baden-Württemberg as a Russo-German resettlers. After his studies and his ordination, he received his doctorate in Rome in Patristics. In 2001 he went to Kazakhstan for his order, the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross. In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to be the auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Karaganda, 2011 to the auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Astana. Bishop Schneider speaks fluent English, Russian, Italian and Portuguese in addition to his German mother tongue and speaks Latin and Greek.

"European Union is a kind of new Soviet Union"

Il Giornale: There is a big discussion on immigration. Has Italy abandoned the European Union? The Church is constantly admonishing our country for the "idea of ​​humanity".

Bishop Schneider: The phenomenon of so-called "immigration" is a plan that has long been prepared by international powers to change the Christian and national identity of European peoples. These powers use the enormous moral potential of the Church and its structures to more effectively achieve its anti-Christian and anti-European goals. For this purpose, the true understanding of humanity and even the Christian commandment of charity are misused.

Il Giornale: What do you think of Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini?

Bishop Schneider: I do not know and do not closely observe the political situation in Italy, so I am not in a position to comment on it. But this is true: if the government of a European country tries to emphasize its own sovereignty and its own historical, cultural and Christian identity against the totalitarianism of a kind of new Soviet Union that today calls itself the European Union and has an unmistakably Masonic ideology, then that is certainly commendable.

Text: Andreas Becker
Image: Il Giornale (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

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