“The responsibility of a bishop is to teach, to use his influence to transmit truth. Why are your bishops afraid of speaking? Of course they would be criticized, but that would give them a chance to defend themselves, and to defend this truth. You must remember that silence often means consent.”
Archbishop Jeanbart said that Western governments were foolish to take in so many Muslim migrants without any possibility of vetting them for jihadist ties: “The egoism and the interests slavishly defended by your governments will in the end kill you as well. Open your eyes, didn’t you see what happened recently in Paris?”
No, they didn’t see it. They didn’t want to see it.