Pope Calls For Nations To Open Doors to Migrants

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his March 16, 2016 general audience. Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA.

Pope Francis compares today’s migrants to people of Israel in Bible days.

Speaking to those who gathered in St Peter’s Square for the General Audience on Wednesday, 16 March, the Pope’s message included a call for nations to open their doors and welcome migrants. 

From BREITBART:    In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis launched an appeal to the nations of the world to open their hearts and their doors to migrants who are standing “at the border,” in an apparent reference to the many migrants camped at key border positions trying to enter Europe.

During the last year, more than 1.1 million migrants entered the European Union and the unabated flow has prompted countries along the main migration corridor through the Balkans to seal their borders, leaving tens of thousands encamped in Greece.

The Pope compared today’s migrants to the people of Israel who were deported into Babylon in the 7th century BC, as recounted in the Biblical book of the prophet Jeremiah.

“How many of our brothers and sisters are living in this time a real and dramatic situation of exile,” Francis said, “far from their homeland, still in their eyes the reflection of their homes reduced to rubble, their hearts full of fear and often, unfortunately, sorrow at the loss of loved ones!”

“And when they try to go somewhere else, they find the door closed to them,” Francis continued, “There they are, at the border, because so many doors and so many hearts are closed. Today’s migrants suffer from the cold, without food and with no way to enter. They do not feel welcome.”

“How it pleases me to hear of nations and rulers who open their hearts and open their doors!” he said.

(Read more at Breitbart)




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