Could the bombshell revelation by a former student of Pope John Paul II, provide an insight as to why his home nation of Poland has banned all Muslim migration into their country?
Gateway Pundit (h/t Flame) Speaking in Italy on October 22nd, Monsignor Mauro Longhi from Trieste, an Opus Dei prelate and for ten years a member of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, was still a student when he accompanied the Polish pope on summer retreats into the Italian Alps in the 1980s and 90s.
It was during one such mountain retreat in the early 1990s at Bienno, Northern Italy, that the Italian priest claims to have been told of a troubling vision by the pontiff.
“I had looked at him thinking that he might need something,” the longtime friend of John Paul II explained as part of a series of recollections and anecdotes on their friendship, “but he realizes that I am looking at him; he has the shiver in his hand. It was the beginning of Parkinson’s.’’
“Dear Mauro, it is old age”, John Paul joked, before becoming more serious in tone and voice, according to the then student priest, going on to explain his vision.
‘’Remind this to those whom you will meet in the Church of the third millennium. I see the Church of the third millennium afflicted by a mortal plague, which compared to those of this millennium will be deeper, more painful’’, the Polish Pope confided, having meant Communism and Nazism as the plagues of his time.
‘’It is called Islam. They will invade Europe. I have seen the hordes surging from the West to the East, from Morocco to Libya, from the Oriental countries towards Egypt.’’
“They will invade Europe. Europe will be a cellar; old relics, twilight, cobwebs. Old family souvenirs. You, the Church of the third millennium, must contain the invasion. But not with weapons. Weapons will not be enough, but with your faith, lived with integrity.”
Emerging from the Italian and French blogosphere in recent days, the story featured in Italian daily, La Stampa, Tuesday, with an article appearing in its Vatican Insider website.
The revelations are unlikely to be welcomed by Pope Francis, an anti-capitalist and a liberal on Muslim migrant policy, frequently on the receiving end of criticism from conservatives for holding ”naïve” views on Muslim immigration into western nations.
On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II is shot and wounded at St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Italy by a Turkish Muslim terrorist with Palestinian connections, Mehmet Ali Agca, an escaped fugitive already convicted of a previous murder, fired several shots at the religious leader, two of which also wounded nearby tourists.
Below is the photo of the Muslim assassin as he aimed his gun just before shooting Pope John Paul 2nd.
Conservative Catholic La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana points out that in his 2003 Apostolic Exhortation, Ecclesia in Europa, the late Pope John Paul II counseled rather that the relationship with Islam must be “prudent“, with clear ideas about “possibilities and limitations“.
‘’It is also necessary to take into account the notable gap between European culture, with its profound Christian roots, and Muslim thought’’, the Polish pope wrote two years before his death.
The Catholic Church fought off the Muslim invasion once before in Europe when Islamic invaders had taken most of Spain and were marching through Vienna to Rome. They were stopped by a Polish King, named John III Sobieski, on September 12, 1683.
The Islamic terrorists of today still see Rome as their prize and struck America on 9/11 as a way to make-up for losing Europe in a battle that started on September 12, 1683.