Pope Francis’s battle with Donald Trump continues to rage on.
The left wing Pontiff is escalating his war of words with Trump and his supporters.
He just fired off some jaw dropping comments that left Christians scratching their heads
Pope Francis continues to use his platform to advocate for open borders and mass migration.
During his Sunday message, he declared it a sin if fear makes you hostile to immigration.
The Associated Press reports:
“Pope Francis has defined hostility and rejection of refugees and migrants as sin, encouraging people to overcome their “fully comprehensible” fears that these new arrivals might “disturb the established order” of local communities.
At his invitation, several thousand migrants, refugees and immigrants from 49 countries joined Francis at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, a day the Catholic Church dedicated to the issues and contributions of those who leave homelands in hope of a better life.
New arrivals must “know and respect the laws, the culture and the traditions of the countries that take them in,” he said. Local communities must “open themselves without prejudices to their rich diversity, to understand the hopes and potential of the newly arrived as well as their fears and vulnerabilities.”
“It is not easy to enter into another culture, to put oneself in the shoes of people so different from us, to understand their thoughts and their experiences,” Francis said.
“As a result, we often refuse to encounter the other and raise barriers to defend ourselves. Local communities are sometimes afraid that the newly arrived with disturb the established order, will ‘steal’ something they have long labored to build up.”
Similarly, he said, newcomers also are afraid: “of confrontation, judgment, discrimination, failure.”
“These fears are legitimate, based on doubts that are fully comprehensible from a human point of view,” Francis continued in his homily.
“Having doubts and fears is not a sin,” the pope said. “The sin is to allow these fears to determine our responses, to limit our choices, to compromise respect and generosity, to feed hostility and rejection.”
Francis elaborated: “The sin is to refuse to encounter the other, the different, the neighbor,” instead of seeing it as a “privileged opportunity” to encounter God.”
Many Americans interpreted his comments as an attack on the President – who is often accused by the left of whipping up “hatred” towards immigrants.
And it’s another call for open borders and mass migration – which will dilute any nation’s cultural identity.
Pope Francis doesn’t call for immigrants to assimilate.
You can’t truly respect a nation’s culture and traditions unless you assimilate into them.
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