Ignoring the fact that a conservative coalition of anti-Muslim immigration leaders just won a landslide election victory in Italy, Pope Francis urged Italians to open the country’s doors to more (Muslim) immigrants, pleading they be “welcomed, accompanied, promoted, and integrated.”
Breitbart (h/t Nita) Speaking in southern Italy at the Catholic Church’s 27th National Eucharistic Congress that coincided with Italy’s national election, the pope touched on key domestic campaign issues. These included immigration and the demographic decline of the national Italian population.
Both topics have previously been addressed by Francis with his encouragement of open borders a feature of many public statements.
AP reports Francis and his hosts both referred to the vote during the open-air Mass, though Italy’s bishops conference had earlier urged Italians to cast ballots in the eagerly watched election that could bring Italy its first right-populist coalition of anti-mass migration, eurosceptic parties since World War II.
Francis also weighed in on a perennial issue in Italy, recalling Sunday coincided with the Catholic Church’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Francis called for a future in which “God’s plan” is implemented, with migrants and victims of human trafficking living in peace and dignity, and for a more “inclusive and fraternal future.”
And who could ever forget this image of the Pope kissing the feet of illegal alien Muslim invaders?