Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church and leader of an estimated 1.2 Billion Roman Catholics, today said that France, the country with actual laws governing separation of church and state called, Laïcité, must become more secular.
Later on, the pontiff explained how previous invasions of Europe had enriched its cultures:
"We can speak today of an Arab invasion. It is a social fact." ... "How many invasions Europe has known throughout its history! It has always known how to overcome itself, moving forward to find itself as if made greater by the exchange between cultures."
Leading one to suspect that by becoming more secular, the pope might have meant that it should become more open to Islamic behavioral, cultural, legal and religious norms.
Below, Pope Francis from 2015 explaining how speech critical of Islam must not be allowed in the 'Yes to freedom of speech but" way we have all become so familiar with by our leaders and representatives.