- Luc Ravel said Muslims ‘tell you in a very calm way’ that ‘France will be theirs’
- Term ‘Great Replacement’ has previously been used by writer Renaud Camus
- Ravel said abortion is ‘not only conceded but promoted’ and he ‘cannot accept it’
- France’s Muslim population is about 4.71m, according to Pew Research figures
Pictured: Luc Ravel, who said Muslims ‘know very well that their birth rate is such that’ one day France will belong to them
The Archbishop of Strasbourg has said Muslims in his country are aware their high birth rate will soon lead to a ‘Great Replacement’ of the French population.
Roman Catholic Luc Ravel also spoke out against abortion, explaining he cannot accept the practice ‘because I love France’.
The term ‘Great Replacement’ is often used by controversial French writer Renaud Camus, who believes that a combination of France’s large Muslim population, its relatively high birth rate and migration will soon lead to the country’s culture changing.
The archbishop said: ‘Muslim believers know very well that their birth rate is such that today, they call it … the Great Replacement, they tell you in a very calm, very positive way that, “one day all this, it will be ours”‘, Valeurs Actuelles reported.
The term ‘Great Replacement’ has also been used by members of the Front National in the past.