Skip to comments.Fearing Attacks, Catholic Church Gets Rid of Statues of Monks Beheaded By Muslims
Posted on 07/08/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
A Catholic church in Lyon, France, has sold off statues of monks killed by Muslims, for fear they will provoke attacks. The statues, which were to be shown at Saint Louis church, honoured monks who were beheaded by Muslims in Algeria during the 1990s. The Algerian consul in the city responded with fury to the statues. The church sold the statues to an institute that hosts a private museum of Catholic artifacts to prevent conflict with local Muslims.
Cardinal Barbarin approved the statues to be placed in the churchs grounds last year. But the more powerful Bishop of Lyon was persuaded by his personal entourage by arguments that the statues may cause Muslims to launch attacks on the works. The Bishops aides argued, Imagine if [someone] unbalanced [were to] to decapitate these statues?.
They argued that because there is a Salafist mosque very close to the church, such attacks may be likely. As a result of this the Bishop of Lyon decided to sell the statues to a museum.
The church had already delayed the inauguration of the statues to appease the Algerian consulate. They planned for their official launch to happen in the spring of this year. The date was moved to avoid clashing with Algerian Independence Day
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Papa Francisco folding on this too I see.
I hope the proceeds of the sale of the statues goes to buying weapons to use against the Islamofascists.
Appeasement Weasels !!!
Camp of the Saints discussed the weakness of the French and the spinelessness of their clergy to stand up to muslim savagery, and it discussed it 40 years ago.
If you have not read Camp of the Saints, you really should do it. It will lay out what we’re up against.
Their pre-emptive capitulation demonstrates that all lip service to ‘moderate’ muslims is bunk, and everybody knows it.
Not only must one not resist the Islamlist dogs, one most also avoid offending their sensibilities by drawing attention to them.
This Pope is a villain and so are all his acolytes. He is the anti-Christ.
Just to be safe why don’t they change it into a mosque?
Everybody else must apologize for their past history except Muslims the religion of peace whose history consists of a long sordid one of genocide, death and destruction.
Get rid of the Muslims instead.
A very beautiful French-language movie was made honoring these brave and honorable men. Where’s my church militant these days??
I believe these are the Trappists who chose to remain in Algeria to serve their Muslim neighbors. Their story is recounted in the movie “Of Gods and Men.” They are held up as examples of how to get along with Muslims.
a person would have to be insane to stay in a misguided, jumped-the-rails ‘church’ like that
what a shame, how low and off-message some RCC clerical leaders have sunk
I pray they study their Bibles, theology, and yes...history of the Church.... soon.
I didn’t know Pope Francis had taken a stand on the Algerian martyrs. Could you provide a link?
Our culture isn’t worth saving evidently.
So... the lesson is: When threatened by demented tyrants, cower and crawl and hope they won’t notice you.
BECAUSE they have NO GUNs!!!!! You are allowed to protect yourself but first you have to have a gun!!!!!!
He doesn’t have to. He has established a culture of caving to politically correct winds.
Too true. I was just wondering if you had any information.
If you speak out against the Koran, you are not being reverant, and could issue a fatwa against you, and you might loose your head.
If you speak out against the Koran , you might lose your head.
If you speak out against Mohammad , you might lose your head.
If you speak out against Allah , you will definitely lose you head.
If you speak out against the Shira Law , you might lose your head.
If you speak out against the act of "Submission" to Islam, you might lose your head.
If you speak out against rape, and the "herd mentalitiy" , you might lose your head.
It sounds like Obama is already the French President in charge of "Submission" (!)
with Lynch as his INQUISITOR GENERAL !
What else is there to lose, Frenchies, except for your freedom ?
Do you want the "Statue of Liberty" returned to you ?
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