Ignoring critics who say his calls are unrealistic and naive, Pope Francis insisted in the new message that border guards must be trained to protect migrants and that each new arrival, regardless of legal status, must be guaranteed access to basic services beyond health care. That extends to guaranteeing access to consulates, the justice system and the ability to open a bank account and survive financially, he said.
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.
“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4,5 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Consider the incredible contradictions of Pope Francis. He preaches against gun ownership, yet is surrounded by gun-toting bodyguards every where he goes. He preaches against border walls, yet lives in a gilded mansion that’s ringed by a massive border wall. He preaches that everyone should take in Muslim migrants, yet the Vatican with its limitless billions has only taken in 3 refugee families. Today, the pope told his followers that the “rights” of illegal Muslim migrants trump any nation’s national security policy.
Pope 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.” (Click to Site)