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Pope Says Children at U.S. Border Must Be 'Welcomed and Protected'
NBC News ^ | July 15, 2014

Posted on 07/15/2014 8:16:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Pope Francis says migrants around the world are subjected to “racist and xenophobic attitudes” and he wants the tens of thousands of Central American children crossing the border into the United States to be “welcomed and protected.”

... He said that not only must the children be welcomed but the world must also promote development in their home countries.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; illegalaliens; invasion
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1 posted on 07/15/2014 8:16:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Exhibit A to why I am almost a lapsed Catholic.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 8:17:24 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What does “welcome” mean?


3 posted on 07/15/2014 8:17:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Then welcome them into the Vatican and adopt them yourself.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 8:17:30 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bless his heart.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 8:17:50 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Now we know what to do with them! Send them to the Vatican.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 8:17:58 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

this


7 posted on 07/15/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe they should first be welcomed and protected in their own dysfunctional, corrupt, elitist, socialist countries.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 8:19:40 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Great idea, Mr. Pope.

Come and get ‘em.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 8:20:01 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Jeff Chandler

He is an old man who has led a religious and secluded life which has led him to become naive and ignorant of evil...

many of these “children” are gang members with murder in their hearts.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 8:20:02 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s enough for me. No more tithing to the Catholic Church.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 8:20:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Uh....NO


12 posted on 07/15/2014 8:20:46 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Perhaps the Pope should stick to theology, and not insert himself into ongoing social/political issues????


13 posted on 07/15/2014 8:20:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Is the pope going to sell the Vatican art treasures to pay for them?

I didn't think so.

14 posted on 07/15/2014 8:20:52 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lets ship three or four thousand of them to the Vatican City and see what happens. (The sick and diseased ones first just to put a point on it.)(Loaves and Fishes will be provided)


15 posted on 07/15/2014 8:21:19 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sez the guy from Argentina.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 8:21:26 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good! Deport them to Vatican City. Eat yer peas pope.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 8:21:37 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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18 posted on 07/15/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One of N reasons the church left me.

Where N is a very large number.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 8:22:07 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OK YOU HEARD HIM FOLKS!

ALL CHURCHES MUST WELCOME (AND PAY FOR) THEM


20 posted on 07/15/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Pope Francis says migrants around the world are subjected to “racist and xenophobic attitudes”

It is uncharitable to assume that the desire to control our borders is based upon racism. Calumny is a grave sin.

21 posted on 07/15/2014 8:23:11 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The pope needs to butt the heck out.

Involving himself in sensitive geopolitical situations will never win more people to Christ.

22 posted on 07/15/2014 8:23:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Mr. K

Tax the Church so that we can pay for them.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 8:23:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Catholic church now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marxism International?


24 posted on 07/15/2014 8:23:52 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good, send them to the Vatican then. They can pay for it.

I’m tired of busting my ass to pay for everybody else’s bleeding hearts.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 8:24:00 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Jeff Chandler

Not to mention bearing false witness.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 8:25:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And the Pope can kiss the only part of me that isn’t white.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 8:25:16 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: PGR88

Yes, it’s never the fault of the corrupt sh**holes, including Mexico, where they come from.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 8:25:38 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does he mention their own country welcoming them?


29 posted on 07/15/2014 8:25:39 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (#DELETE *.* GOV)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m sure he means by Catholics. This is likely happening already. I wonder if the Pope can get Obamacare exemptions for Catholics in exchange for the Church’s humanitarian relief? Could be a win-win.


30 posted on 07/15/2014 8:25:45 AM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No, Popey.


31 posted on 07/15/2014 8:25:52 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I agree with the Pope. We should put all of these kids on the first plane to Italy and let the Vatican welcome and protect them.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 8:26:39 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Socialists at heart”!


33 posted on 07/15/2014 8:26:40 AM PDT by dvan (Send Them Home!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The children are all fleeing Catholic nations to come to a non-Catholic nation, shouldn’t he work on them first?


34 posted on 07/15/2014 8:26:47 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: CatherineofAragon

How about some hundreds of thousands of islamist kids set up camp at the Vatican?


35 posted on 07/15/2014 8:27:24 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: showme_the_Glory
Does he mention their own country welcoming them?

They only welcome Nazis.

36 posted on 07/15/2014 8:27:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: metmom; Alex Murphy

Just by pinging you two I will be accused of bashing Catholics by the FRoman Catholic contingent.


37 posted on 07/15/2014 8:27:31 AM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: showme_the_Glory

I meant the Pope’s home country only welcomes Nazis.


38 posted on 07/15/2014 8:28:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Don Corleone

“Lets ship three or four thousand of them to the Vatican City and see what happens.”

We all know what would happen to those children, and none of us would want to see that.


39 posted on 07/15/2014 8:28:36 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Pope needs to read his Bible for a change.


40 posted on 07/15/2014 8:28:58 AM PDT by RatRipper (No need to rob others; democRATS will steal and share a tiny bit with you.)
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To: Junk Silver

Good point.


41 posted on 07/15/2014 8:29:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PGR88

That is my opinion exactly. The pope.wants to condemn us instead of the cesspools where they come from. He should be telling those governments and parents to protect and love their children instead of exposing them to death trains, human traffickers, rapists, killers an drugs. Is the pope on drugs? Aren’t these supposedly catholic countries? Jeez, get a brain cell.


42 posted on 07/15/2014 8:29:04 AM PDT by formosa
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In that case, send ‘em all to the Vatican.


43 posted on 07/15/2014 8:29:29 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
THESE "Children"?

When is the media going to stop calling all who illegally cross our borders CHILDREN and include "Terrorists", "Criminals", and "Gang Members"?

WAITING.................


44 posted on 07/15/2014 8:29:49 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

IIRC, these source nations are predominantly Catholic … Instead of American Bishops exhorting their flocks to take care of these children [sic] after they’re here in the name of “charity”, perhaps the Pope should exert more leverage on the local hierarchy in these countries (or their leaders, since he’s a Head of State) to bring the focus where it belongs.


45 posted on 07/15/2014 8:30:01 AM PDT by mikrofon (Catholic BUMP)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Would he say that if they were coming from predominantly Protestant countries? I’m sure his unholiness isn’t upset that the U.S. has had millions of Catholics breaching the border for decades.


46 posted on 07/15/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Pope is welcome to donate some of the churches wealth to help support these children.

But that isn’t going to happen, is it?


47 posted on 07/15/2014 8:30:23 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Give them airfare to go live at the Vatican.


48 posted on 07/15/2014 8:31:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

You might like this one...

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49 posted on 07/15/2014 8:32:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: headstamp 2
I’m tired of busting my ass to pay for everybody else’s bleeding hearts.

The generosity of a liberal is only limited by the depth of someone else's wallet.

50 posted on 07/15/2014 8:32:23 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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