Skip to comments.Pope denounces 'racist, xenophobic' attitudes toward immigrants
Posted on 07/16/2014 3:56:12 PM PDT by equalator
This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected. Many people forced to emigrate suffer, and often, die tragically; many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes, the Roman Pontiff stated in the July 15 message.
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Yeah, I know, pope-bashing, but I'll just say this-- It must be nice to walk outside, wash a few of their feet and then drive away unlike the rest of us who have to live amongst third-worlders and can't get away.
Is this a new rant from him or a replay of yesterday’s rant?
This is a church growth plan for Catholics in the U.S. There are support services across the country (make some calls in your hometown) to provide assistance to illegals.
They are the biggest coyote enterprise out there after the U.S. government and cartels.
How many is he taking in?
On second thought make it a 1,000.
I say he take them all in to stay at the Vatican.
Ok how about condemning the countries and the people who are FORCING these people to emigrate. Most of them nominal Catholics.
Francis doesn't want it on his turf, just on ours. How about this -- the only reason Francis is saying this is because he is also South American, and he cares more about people that are the same color as him than he does about us. FRANCIS is the racist, not us.
Go shut your pie hole Francis.
He is really getting annoying
Pope has his ire aimed in the wrong direction.
your tagline makes me think I’m drunk
Did I miss the part where the Pope threw open the doors to Vatican City and let 100 thousand diseased African illegals waltz in?
This seems to be way out of line for a pope to say, you’d think.
The Pope should pontificate about church affairs and leave the civic to others.
Hey—Frank—Nothing personal—But go screw yourself.
I like the old-school popes. The ones that were half-crazy from syphilis who ordered the Crusades. Now there were some popes.
This man, Francis, has walls and guards. He lives in safety. Yet he finds the gall to lecture us to take in a neverending stream of illegals, thus exposing our citizens to crime waves and other threats. The hypocrisy is stunning. When he leads by example, and takes even a trickle of *permanent* illegal residents into Vatican City, then he can talk.
The Pope needs to give unto Cesar what is Cesar’s.
And when it comes to suffering the little children to come unto Him, they can do that just as well in Honduras.
Send them all to Vatican City. He will be pleased to care for them. The pope is just another face of the problem. He is bent on the destruction of the Western Christian World.
THANK YOU POPE FRANCIS!
HOW NICE OF YOUR CHURCH TO HAVE SOLVED SO MANY OF YOUR COUNTRY’S PROBLEMS YOUR CHILDREN HAVE BEEN DESPERATE TO GET AWAY FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS!
HOW MANY WILL YOUR VATICAN ACCEPT?
How much would it cost to ship them all to Italy?
how many Albanians and North africans are being bused into Vatican City?
How many Illegals will be housed in the Vicar’s palace?
How many Illegals will be housed in the Vicar’s palace?
Hey pope. Send your pope navy over here to pick up a few thousand. Open up your palace to house a few more thousand. What has your popeness and your church done to help the so-called disasters in the countries where these people are coming from??
‘He is bent on the destruction of the Western Christian World.’
That is becoming increasingly clear.
Historically popes believed they were Caesar. Or at least above Caesar. They believed themselves above every person and power. I doubt anything but the public packaging has changed.
Dear guy in Rome,
I accept your open heartedness, as part of your
political image. But, you live in a protected place,
considered by some misguided folks, as a
I live in America. A country who has never
kissed your, uh, ring. All of these, that you
have a heart for, are invaders of my country.
I offer them no quarter, but a bayonet.
This Catholic says to bring back Pope Benedict.
As for Francis, he needs to learn how to sit down and shut-up. Sixteen months of his continual blather has really gotten irritating. People say he is so humble. I say that anyone who can’t resist pontificating on everything under the sun is on an ego trip.
How ‘bout the Catholic churches in the U.S, pay real estate taxes? And the priests....start paying income taxes. Auction off some your vast art treasures too, Francis. Use that money to fix the countries of the invaders.
Or better yet, pay to fly hundreds of thousands of them to Vatican City.
This whole liberal bent of the corrupt Catholic church is why I stopped attending mass years ago.
Many people forced to emigrate suffer, and often, die tragically; many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes,...This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected. [However, these protective measures will not be enough, he said,] unless they are accompanied by policies that inform people about the dangers of such a journey and, above all, that promote development in their countries of origin.
What you said.
There are 5 BILLION poor people in the world. No matter what the US does, that won’t change.
I’ve been done with the Catholic church for awhile now. Their motives for encouraging invaders are transparent. I got chastised on this forum for it, too. Being done with a hypocritical and greedy organization does not equate to turning your back on Christ.
I toured Vatican a couple of years ago. The Pope’s residence is cavernous. He could easily accommodate 1000 children from S.America crossing our southern border illegally.
these :children” must be welcomed, protected, and SENT BACK TO THEIR HOMES!
it is the height of arrogance bordering on child abuse or simple child abduction to keep them away from their homes
(any real, honest, genuine humanitarian cases excepted of course, but they are probably a small number)
besides, while the Holy Father is pictured with adorable little tots, many or most of these illegal invaders Obama is bringing in are full grown teenage/20’s men .... not prevcious little bundles of joy anymore, not by a long shot
ps: how many of these young men is the church flying to new homes in Vatican City?
A video showing why the people need to help themselves instead of running away from their country to live on welfare in the US.
I have great respect for the Pope but I have to disagree with him on this one, I know he said that out of a good heart but there are times you need to think with your head and exercise caution as well as enforce the law.
I’m beginning to think that Satan told the previous pope to resign.
I don’t find much of a good heart in calling my countrymen and me xenophobes and racists.
Well in that case, pack them up and send them to the Vatican ... I’m sure that he can come up with some “alms for the poor” to take care of the situation and an added bonus is that he speaks their language.
Probably a lot less than all the tax payer funded welfare benefits they will suck up.
Hey, padre, why don’t you condemn the governments these people are running away from. And why don’t you tell them all to go back and fix the lands God gave instead of lecturing the undeserving host these people have forced themselves on. Why don’t you do that?
Another ‘church’ that needs its tax exempt status jerked !