Russian bishop: Europe is exposed to threat of weak Christianity rather than strong Islam

Head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Bishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk urges European countries to be more active in promoting Christian value system instead of talking about islamisation. "Today there's a lot of talking about islamisation of Europe, about demographic conquest of Europe. Big Muslim families shouldn't irritate us, it's natural to have a lot of children. We should better think why Christians prefer to have so few children?" the Bishop said at a Moscow meeting with Italian Ambassador in the Russian Federation Vittorio Claudio Surdo on Tuesday.

It happens because "today young people don't base their value system on religious values, many people give priority to material prosperity, successful career, pleasures, instead of children and family," the Bishop is quoted as saying by the Moscow Patriarchate official web site.

"Family support is a shared task of European states and Christian Churches. It will be our response to the so-called Islamic threat," the hierarch summed up.

Source: Interfax religion