Skip to comments.Pope Francis: Unease with Mass Migration Due to ‘Innate Fear of the Foreigner’
Posted on 10/04/2017 6:35:49 PM PDT by marshmallow
In an address in the Vatican Saturday, Pope Francis seemed to attribute peoples concerns with Europes 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.
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When it’s Islam it’s a reasonable assessment, not fear.
He probably finds something wrong with the innate love for one’s native land.
[Innate Fear of the Foreigner]
Yeah we had one of those - named Barack Hussein Obama.
Our nation didn’t fear The Manchurian Candidate enough.
When its the tsunami of unnecessary unskilled unvaccinated undocumented leeches its the fear of local communities going broke while becoming polyglot 3rd world crapholes
Popey Frank’s absurd “culture of encounter” has gotten hundreds of innocent people killed at the hands of mooselimbs in Paris, Nice, London. Brussels, Manchester, Madrid, etc.
Welcome them all into Vatican City, Francis.
STFU, Bergoglio. Until you remove those massive walls that secure the Vatican and fire your guards, you come across as nothing but a low-grade hypocrite.
I have an innate fear of foreign jackass Pontiffs,
“a culture of encounter could remedy opposition to migration.”
Yeah, well, the EUs getting plenty of “encounters” with Jihadis - so you can check that off that list.
No, it’s innate fear of the rapist and beheader.
OR by the massive uptick in crime, particularly rape and the massive increase in welfare recipients.
Ya know Frank, not everyone lives the sheltered life of a pontiff. Some of us actually have to pay taxes and may be a tad bit concerned about the massive increase in unemployable illiterate rapists entering their countries and neighborhoods. We don’t have 40’ walls and a special police force to guard us.
This Pope is a Dope!
This globalist puppet-papacy doesn’t even try to candy-coat it anymore.
funny that I dont have that fear if it’s a Christian from any country on earth.
Unease with Mass Migration Due to Innate Fear of the Foreigner...
should be written as... Mass Migration Leads to Fear of the Foreigner.
Oh look, it’s Frankie the Poop back with his daily, condescending little scoldings. Go sit down and shut up, Poopster, you fake.
Even I, not a Catholic, can see what a freaking phony you are. Bring back the REAL Pope. I think his name was Benedict. Bring him back.
More wisdom from Pope Marshmallow.
Pope frances has an innate fear of the patriot.
Ask him if Fr. Jacques Hamel should have “feared the foreigner”.