He Saved Christian Europe, King John Sobieski, Yesterday and Today

The Catholic World Report, Filip Mazurczak: On September 12, 1683, the Christian Coalition led by King John III Sobieski defeated the Turks at the gates of Vienna, thus saving Christendom. Venimus, vidimus, Deus vincit, the Polish monarch wrote in a letter to Pope Innocent XI. “We came, we saw, God conquered.” While equestrian statues of Sobieski can be found throughout Poland, there is not one in the Austrian capital. For years, this conscious omission was the result of the chauvinistic attitude of many Austrians. Today, opposition to commemorating this Catholic savior of Western civilization results from downright silly notions of political correctness. Story is here.