After the EU tried to cancel Christmas, Pope Francis lashed out. The EU document on Christmas is an anachronism” of “watered-down secularism” Pope Francis said while answering questions put to him by journalists on board the flight bringing him to Rome at the end of his Apostolic Journey to Cyprus and Greece.
“Think of the Nazi dictatorship, the communist one… it is a fashion of a watered-down secularism, distilled water… But this is something that throughout hasn’t worked,” the pope added, noting that the modern leftist mission to shut down Christmas isn’t the first attempt…and probably won’t be the last.
Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw said, “It turns out if you try to cancel Christmas you’ll face blowback from the Pope.”
The EU said Europeans should avoid using the term “Merry Christmas” to promote an inclusive communication.
But this makes me think of something, talking about the European Union, which I believe is necessary: the European Union must take in hand the ideals of the founding fathers, which were ideals of unity, of greatness, and be careful not to take the path of ideological colonisation. This could end up dividing the countries and [causing] the European Union to fail. The European Union must respect each country as it is structured within, the variety of countries, and not want to make them uniform. I don’t think it will do that, it wasn’t its intention, but be careful, because sometimes they come, and they throw projects like this one out there and they don’t know what to do; I don’t know what comes to mind… No, each country has its own peculiarity, but each country is open to the others. The European Union: its sovereignty, the sovereignty of brothers in a unity that respects the individuality of each country. And be careful not to be vehicles of ideological colonisation. That is why [the issue] of Christmas is an anachronism.Pope Francis on the canceling of Christmas by the EU