Wim Eijk, the Archbishop of Utrecht, predicts that within 10 years, most of the 280 churches in his archdiocese will close, leaving only a dozen or so still open:
The Catholic Church is rapidly disappearing from the Netherlands. Over ten years the entire archdiocese of Utrecht will probably only consist of 10 to 15 churches that still hold the Eucharistic celebrations, compared to the current 280 churches, Archbishop Wim Eijk said in an interview with the Gelderlander.
According to Eijk, 10 percent of the parishes in his diocese are actually bankrupt, 10 percent are still rich and the other 80 percent are somewhere in between. The aging Catholic population and a rapid decline in church attendance is causing a problematic situation. Every year catholic church attendance decreases by 5 to 6 percent. And fewer and fewer people support their church financially.
Officially the Netherlands has 3.5 million Catholic residents, but the vast majority of them never go to church, the Archbishop said. On average 173,500 people attend a Catholic church over the weekend, according to figures from the Nijmegen institute Kaski. “The church is not closed by people who are still coming or by me, but by those who stay away and do not contribute anymore”, Eijk said to the newspaper.
One big problem is the high maintenance costs of the large, monumental churches. Keeping them open is becoming unaffordable.
Four years ago Eijk predicted that by 2028 there will only be 20 or 30 parishes left in the Utrecht diocese, the largest diocese in the Netherlands in terms of area. He now says that expectation was too positive. He believes that parishes will have to merge on a large scale.
Those who refuse to be ruled over by Christians in one form or another will inevitably end up being ruled over by Jews, and that liberalism and freedom that is currently promoted by the Jews will quickly turn into a ruthless totalitarian despotism once they have consolidated their unopposed power.
Regardless of all the problems with Catholic institutions, they still oppose much of the jewish agenda — and as the Catholics are replaced by Muslims, it is only a matter of time before full-blown Bolshevism unmasks itself as you stare directly into the abyss.
Utrecht’s historical Catholic churches will be converted to mosques, as they have been in England and all over western Europe. Those that aren’t converted to mosques will be turned into refugee resettlement centers — or “re-education” centers for those who oppose this judaizing of Europe.
The disappearance of Christian parishoners, regardless of their denomination, is fully the fault of the clergy and their oligarchy. These once beautiful structures should have served as a bastion for what was once good and right in this world…Christian civilization. Even in this article, the blame is being placed on the fading, complacent parishoners “who stay away and do not contribute anymore”. I have found that denominational clergy are, for the most part, spineless, gutless, and greedy…and that is directly reflected in their empty services which have driven away the largely marginalized white christian population who are searching for answers now more than ever!
I disagree with above comment, Northern Europeans willfully flung themselves into the debauchery offered them by Jews. And now they are going to feel the full force of the whiplash.
Let’s just pray that like in Poland and Russia the structures will survive this troubled and be reused as Catholic churches in 100 years.
Wow, horrible what is happening in Europe. Their culture and heritage gone with the wind and replaced by the Muslim Quran? I hope that the American people realize what is happening in Europe and take all measures possible to prevent this Muslim takeover in our Great America!