Pope Defends Illegal Aliens; Calls Their Exclusion ‘Criminal’

Pope Francis

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – While the immediate target of his ire was incoming Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who leads a right-wing coalition and has vowed to crack down on immigration by tightening Italy’s borders, today, Roman Catholic Pope Francis once again delivered a global defense of illegal immigrants that he has repeatedly broadcast.

As Newsmax reveals in “Pope, Calling Migrants’ Exclusion ‘Criminal’, on Collision With Italy’s Meloni“:

“Pope Francis on Sunday made an impassioned defense of migrants, calling their exclusion ‘scandalous, disgusting and sinful,’ putting him on a collision course with Italy’s upcoming right-wing government.

“Francis made his comments as he canonized a 19th century bishop known as the “father of migrants” and a 20th century man who ministered to the sick in Argentina.

“Francis, who has made support of migrants a major theme of his pontificate, presided over the ceremony before 50,000 people in St. Peter’s Square.” [emphasis added]

During his remarks, the Pope stated:

“The exclusion of migrants is scandalous. Indeed, the exclusion of migrants is criminal. It makes them die in front of us. And so today, the Mediterranean is the world’s largest cemetery [referring to thousands who have drowned trying to reach Europe]. The exclusion of migrants is disgusting, it is sinful. It is criminal not to open doors to those who are needy.”

What is your reaction to the Pope’s remarks when he states, “the exclusion of migrants is criminal”? Do you think he appreciates the ramifications illegal immigration has on many countries, including the United States? Please share your thoughts and views by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.