Monday, September 25, 2017

Pope Francis Says Concern for ‘Cultural Identity’ Doesn’t Justify Opposition to Mass Migration

Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, September 22, 2017

In his audience with the European national directors of the Church’s pastoral work with migrants here for a meeting sponsored by the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe (CCEE), the Pope recognized the consternation caused by the “massive migrant flows” in Europe that have “thrown into crisis migratory policies held up to now.”  At the same time, Francis rejected national immigration policies designed to protect the cultural and religious identities of the peoples of Europe.

“I won’t hide my concern in the face of the signs of intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia that have arisen in different regions of Europe,” the pontiff said, which are “often fueled by reticence and fear of the other, the one who is different, the foreigner.”

“I am worried still more by the sad awareness that our Catholic communities in Europe are not exempt from these reactions of defensiveness and rejection, justified by an unspecified ‘moral duty’ to conserve one’s original cultural and religious identity,” he said......To Read More...

My Take - The man is a lunatic.  Once again - the much lauded Jesuit education must be a myth.  He clearly didn't read much history, especially the history of Islam, didn't take any logic courses, Bible courses or courses on what the Koran imposes on Muslims and he clearly doesn't understand the difference between migration and invasion.  It's bad enough the man is a lunatic, but he's a dumb as dirt lunatic with power and influence.  

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