Rome, Italy, Sep 8, 2020 / 10:30 am
According to a longtime missionary in Africa, Fr. Martin Lasarte, one of the biggest threats to Christianity in Europe is the secularism of the culture entering into the Church.
According to Lasarte, "it's more dangerous when Christianity dies not from an exterior attack but from an illness within its own society, its own Church."
He also noted the dangers for the Church of "self-referentiality," which Pope Francis has frequently highlighted as a peril for Catholics.
"It's a grave danger when this mentality of secularization enters inside us," Lasarte said. "I think this is the most profound and most worrying question for the Church today."