Pope Francis Berates Europe Over Treatment of Immigrants!

Pope Francis berated Europe for its treatment of immigrants, for the hordes of young unemployed, for its treatment of older people and for its failure to see clearly, the Guardian reported | AP File PhotoPope Francis berated Europe for its treatment of immigrants, for the hordes of young unemployed, for its treatment of older people and for its failure to see clearly

Bishop of Rome Berates Europe Over Treatment of Immigrants…

LONDON: Pope Francis Tuesday said the European Union (EU) has aged and grown tired and criticized Europe over its treatment of immigrants.

In the first papal address to the European parliament in a quarter of a century, the 77-year-old pontiff berated Europe for its treatment of immigrants, for the hordes of young unemployed, for its treatment of older people and for its failure to see clearly, the Guardian reported.

The first non-European pontiff in 1,200 years delivered a sombre and thoughtful message to more than 700 MEPs gathered in the parliament’s hemicycle in Strasbourg on France’s border with Germany.

Francis, in a speech devoted to the centrality of human dignity, declared that the EU had lost its bearings. It had become “elderly and haggard”, hostage to a uniform economic model that undermined democracy while the centrality of human rights was becoming confused with and supplanted by individualistic narcissism.

The rest of the world viewed Europe with “aloofness, mistrust and suspicion”, the pontiff said.

“We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast graveyard,” Pope Francis said, in reference to the thousands of migrants who drown every year as they seek to reach southern Europe from north Africa and the Middle East.

The EU had to deal with the problem of immigration by drafting laws that protected both EU citizens and the rights of migrants. Instead, it was pursuing “policies of self-interest” that only fed the conflicts the migrants were fleeing.

“Unity does not mean uniformity,” said Francis, as he decried “uniform systems of economic power in the service of unseen empires”.

The last pope to address the European parliament was John Paul II 26 years ago who called the EU a “beacon of civilization”, the contrast on Tuesday was striking, the Guardian added.

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Bergoglio Calls For ‘Structured Training’ On Engaging Muslims!

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Heretic Pope Francis Calls For ‘Structured Seminary Training’ On Muslim Dialogue?!!!

“…we must work together to outlaw all forms of discrimination, intolerance and sectarian fundamentalism!??”

In a meeting with African clergy Monday, Pope Francis proposed implementing “structured training” in seminaries to help clergy more effectively engage with Muslims, particularly in countries with Muslim majorities, to “work together to outlaw all forms of discrimination, intolerance, and sectarian fundamentalism.”

Breitbart News reports:

“I think it is important that the clergy receive a more structured training in the seminary in order to carry out a constructive dialogue with Muslims, a dialogue ever more necessary to live a peaceful coexistence with them,” he said.

The Pope noted that Africa presents a special situation for Christians because Islam is “strongly majoritarian” in many places. He added that there are great differences from place to place in the “conditions of reciprocal relations” with Islam.

The Pope added that if all of us who believe in God want to serve reconciliation, justice, and peace, “we must work together to outlaw all forms of discrimination, intolerance and sectarian fundamentalism.” On the Church’s part, he said, she “must constantly bear witness to the love of God, the Creator of all men, making no distinction among religions in her social action.”

Francis concluded by commending the African bishops, many of whose churches are “small and fragile,” for remaining “brave and generous in announcing the faith.”

“Of course, there are challenges,” he said in closing, “but I encourage you to go resolutely forward, confident that the Spirit of Jesus guides you, because He ‘helps us in our weakness.’”

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