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01-03-2017, 08:25 AM


‘Next Pope’ Says Trump Could Be Like ‘Best President’ Reagan

The Archbishop of Vienna who has been tipped*to be the next Pope, has implied the election of Donald Trump is a good thing as Ronald Reagan turned out to be “certainly one of the best presidents the U.S. ever had”.

Looking back on a transformational year in politics, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn also cautioned about the effects of mass Muslim migration, urging Europeans to retain the continent’s Christian heritage.

On the U.S. elections, he told*Krone Zeitung*in an extensive interview*last week: “I do not know if Ms. Clinton really would have been the better solution and I do not know whether Mr. Trump is the great misfortune.

“Many also shook their heads when Ronald Reagan was elected: ‘For God’s sake, an actor from California!’ But Reagan was certainly one of the best presidents the U.S. ever had. So you should not be too quick to judge.”

On the European migrant crisis, he said, “We [Europeans] have responded with a great deal of generosity to the refugee crisis… The figures last year were simply dramatically high… The key issue we are facing in Austria is the integration of refugees.”

In September last year, the cardinal caused a stir when*he claimed*the ultimate aim of many Muslim migrants is to conquer Europe with their religious ideology. Before Christmas, Cardinal*Schönborn*said*on Austrian television that he was rethinking his approach to mass migration and wanted to see many return to their homelands.

When questioned last week, he appeared to stand by this claim, insisting that, as a Christian, he would like to see much of the Muslim world restored to Christianity and urged Christians in the West to preserve their culture.

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