Pope Says if You Don’t Support MASS IMMIGRATION You’re AFRAID of Foreigners



This pope is a progressive hot mess.
He’s now claiming that if you don’t support mass immigration, you’re “afraid” of foreigners.
Yeah, apparently it’s not about keeping our country safe and putting our citizens first – it’s about “fear-mongering” and racism.
How tired are you, of this liberal rhetoric?
From Breitbart
In an address in the Vatican Saturday, Pope Francis seemed to attribute people’s concerns with Europe’s migrant crisis to xenophobia, suggesting that a “culture of encounter” could remedy opposition to migration.
Speaking to members of the Association of National Italian Municipalities (ANCI), the Pope said he understands “the distress of many of your citizens in the face of the massive arrival of migrants and refugees.”
This distress, he continued, “finds its explanation in an innate fear of the ‘foreigner,’ a fear exacerbated by the wounds caused by the economic crisis, the unpreparedness of the local communities, and the inadequacy of many measures taken in an emergency atmosphere.”
In this statement, Francis seems to have joined the ranks of those who attribute concerns over mass migration and its consequences on xenophobia, from the Greek words xenos(foreigner) and phobia (fear).
“This discomfort can be overcome by offering meeting spaces and mutual knowledge,” the pope said Saturday. “Initiatives that promote a culture of encounter, mutual exchange of artistic and cultural riches and the knowledge of newcomers’ places and communities of origin are all welcome.”
Francis went on to praise the municipal workers for their efforts to welcome migrants and help them integrate into the local communities.
“I am pleased to know that many of the local governments represented here can be counted among the main proponents of reception and integration practices,” he said, “with encouraging results that deserve to be widely known. I hope that many will follow your example.”
On Wednesday, Pope Francis launched a two-year campaign to educate people about the plight of migrants and to provoke a “shift in thinking” toward them worldwide.
“Brothers, we mustn’t be afraid to share the journey! We mustn’t be afraid to share the hope!” Francis said in his weekly General Audience in Saint Peter’s Square, in which he inaugurated the new project, titled “Share the Journey.”
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