ROME – In an unexpected statement, Italian Archbishop has predicted that soon Europe will become an Islamic state.

Monsignor Carlo Liberati, an important figure in the Catholic church has expressed that the growing number of Muslim migrants in Europe and increasing secularism will lead to Islam becoming the continent’s foremost religion.

“In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity. Italy and Europe live in a pagan and atheist way, they make laws that go against God and they have traditions that are proper of paganism,” he said.

“We have a weak Christian faith. The Church nowadays does not work well and seminaries are empty,” he added.

Italy has become a prime destination for Muslim migrants with some 330,000 people from Africa, the Middle East and Asia arriving by sea over the past two years.

The senior Catholic leader took this migration into account while voicing his opinion about the transformation of Europe into a an Islamic state.

He maintained that Italy should first consider its own unemployed and poor people before helping the Muslims.