And yes he's black.
He's critical of the socially fashionable causes high ranks in the Church have adopted and one in particular is mass migration whose bandwagon even Pope Benedict XVI has jumped on.
Prompted by the release of a new book he's published the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles sought an interview with him wherein he discusses several topics one being migration. Here's what he said:
"All migrants who arrive in Europe are penniless, without work, without dignity. ... This is what the Church wants? The Church cannot cooperate with this new form of slavery that has become mass migration.
"If the West continues in this fatal way," Cdl. Sarah warned, "there is a great risk that, due to a lack of birth, it will disappear, invaded by foreigners, just as Rome was invaded by barbarians. [emphasis added]
"It is better to help people flourish in their culture than to encourage them to come to a Europe in full decadence," the Guinean cardinal opined. "It is a false exegesis to use the Word of God to promote migration." [emphasis added]This echoes sentiments expressed by the Dalai Lama who pretty much said the same thing.
And let's throw David Suzuki in the mix because why not?
So should we dismiss these men as racists? I'd like to see someone try that.
Let's ignore the colour of their skin and focus on what they've said and you'll see they have a point and the overall point is this: mass migration does more harm that good. It's detrimental to the environment, it's economically detrimental to large segments of the receiving society, it's detrimental to the source countries who lose valuable human capital, it's disruptive and destabilizing. Short-term benefits might be realized in the guise of GDP metrics and bank share prices but long-term consequences are rarely if ever appreciated; the most heinous of them being the complete loss of nation through never ending invasion migration.
It truly is better to help people flourish in their culture than to encourage them to come to the West especially when it's in "full decadence". These people need to go back and stay there and fix their countries because if they're not going to do it then no one will and invasion migration will never stop and the countries we hold dear to us; the ones we've ever known; the ones we were born in; that were built up by our ancestors, by our people; that we inherited and are obligated to preserve, to grow, to prosper, to pass on to future generations and be remembered by them will be gone forever; extinguished, given away freely by a people who had no right to do so to a people who did nothing to deserve it except walk off an airplane.