"While Christians respect Islam and desire to dialogue with Muslims, [we] must act to protect the Christian identity of Europe... I believe the Regensburg speech, as it is known, was prophetic... Attempts at the 'Islamification' of the West cannot be denied. And the associated danger for the identity of Europe cannot be ignored out of a wrongly understood sense of respect... The Catholic side sees this clearly and says as much," - Georg Ganswein, the Pope's private secretary.