Vatican City, Oct 15, 2012 / 17:00 pm
On Saturday evening, a seven-minute YouTube video warning of the rise of Islam in Europe was shown to the bishops at the synod on the new evangelization.
"I think it would be fair to say that several in the room questioned the veracity of the facts followed by 'who can this be attributed to?' and 'who actually wanted this film to be shown?'" Father Thomas Rosica, the English-language briefing officer for the synod, told journalists.
A cardinal in the Roman curia requested that the film be shown at the synod during Saturday night's free discussion period.
Fr. Rosica reported that the film, called "Muslim Demographics," "begins with a very uncreative use of special effects" and is "really not professionally done."