Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Rainer Woelki has, has sharply attacked the refugee policy of Germany and the EU and called the agreement with Turkey to take back refugees as "infamous". "Our leaders want us to go back in the Sleeping Beauty sleep or to the Sandman," Woelki told the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. "You want to put us to sleep and tell us that everything is now back as before, we are again in the closed shop arriving in 'the good old Europe.'"
With a refugee boat of allegedly Libyan manufacture which Woelki Had sent to him from Malta to Cologne, it is now being used in worship at the feast of Corpus Christi in front of Cologne Cathedral, which reveals this "fairy tale unmasked" and "isolationist policy" of Europeans which are to be denounced by Woelki. "I am convinced Jesus now sits in the refugee boat." Therefore, it will take "a place of God's presence" on Corpus Christi at the altar.
Seehofer and the "civilizational break??"
Woelki accused CSU chairman Horst Seehofer of cynicism. Who has "sealed and notarized" the end of the welcoming culture in Germany by declaring a need for tighter border controls, in the face of the obligation to receive and accommodate people in need "means a civilizational rupture with the values of Europe and our German constitution."
Woelki reiterated his call for an immigration law that would allow legal access to Europe and Germany. This would, for example, mitigate incentives to send unaccompanied minors with the aim of family reunification from crisis regions on the perilous road to Europe, explained Woelki.
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