VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday urged countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop collective expulsions, saying migrants’ dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.
Francis’ politically pointed message was made in view of the Catholic Church’s 2018 world refugee day, celebrated Jan. 14. It comes amid mounting anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe and beyond following waves of migrant arrivals and Islamic extremist attacks. In the message, Francis demanded governments welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants, saying Jesus’ message of love is rooted in welcoming the “rejected strangers of every age.” He demanded a simplified process of granting humanitarian and temporary visas and rejected arbitrary and collective expulsions as “unsuitable.” He said the principle of ensuring each person’s dignity “obliges us to always prioritize personal safety over national security.” - Read More
Yes Mr. Pope, you are correct. Jesus did teach us to be loving and compassionate toward our fellow man. He made that very clear. But in all my Catholic studies in school I don't remember any teachings of Jesus about passively allowing your enemy to become the master of your house. A large portion of these "Migrants" as you call them are men of fighting age, outnumbering women and children by 7 to 1. They are not coming to become part of your flock. They abhor your beliefs and very existence, just as their children will. Many come just for the free stuff, others are just presently unarmed invaders. Their only connection to the western world is their clothing. Europe cannot absorb the third world.
I have seen your lavish diggs first hand, quite impressive to say the least. You are more then welcome to open up the gates of your private walled kingdom and invite them to live among you. And perhaps when they begin destroying the great works of Christian art you are so fortunate enough to surround yourself with, the art that is blasphemous to allah, and they set fire to the great Vatican Library, maybe you will understand.
Thank You MJA for the Linkage!