Pope Francis urged political leaders on Monday to defend illegal alien invaders, saying their safety should take precedence over national security concerns and that they should not be subjected to collective deportations.
His challenge to politicians, made in a comprehensive position paper on illegal alien invaders, again appeared to put him at odds with the restrictive policies of a number of governments dealing with growing popular anti-invasion sentiment.
“Solidarity must be concretely expressed at every stage of the migratory experience – from departure through journey to arrival and return,” he said in a message ahead of the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Calling for “broader options for migrants and refugees to enter destination countries safely and legally,” he said the human rights and dignity of all illegal alien invaders had to be respected regardless of their legal status, Reuters reports.
“The principle of the centrality of the human person … obliges us to always prioritize personal safety over national security,” he said.
This appeared to be a reference to anger in many European countries that refugees inflows have lead to security problems in their host countries. He said it was necessary “to ensure that agents in charge of border control are properly trained.”
He called for “alternative solutions to detention” for illegal alien invaders and said “collective and arbitrary expulsions of migrants and refugees are not suitable solutions”.
Francis said illegal alien invaders should be seen as “a true resource for the communities that welcome them” and be given freedom of movement, access to means of communication, access to justice and everyday rights such as opening a bank account.
Francis, an Argentine who has made defense of illegal alien invaders a major plank of his papacy, has criticized anti-invasion stands by national leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump. Last year, Francis condemned then-candidate Trump’s intention to build a wall on the border with Mexico, despite the fact he lives behind a giant wall that was built to keep out the same invading barbarians.
illegal alien invader children deserved particular protection, the pope said. They “must be spared any form of detention related to migratory status,” guaranteed access to primary and secondary education and have the right to remain when they come of age.
Francis’s message immediately drew the ire of the right-wing Northern League party in Italy because it implicitly supported a controversial law proposal that would grant citizenship to children who are born in Italy of illegal alien invader parents.
“The universal right to a nationality should be recognized and duly certified for all children at birth,” the pope said.
Northern League leader Matteo Salvini responded: “If he wants to apply it in his state, the Vatican, he can go right ahead.”
World leaders are due to commit their countries to two global compacts, one on refugees and the other on illegal alien invaders, by the end of 2018 under the auspices of the United Nations.
Pope Francis is facing an oven’s worth of heat from within the Catholic church, with more and more clergy and members saying he espouses heretical beliefs.
“They call me a heretic.”
Not the words you’d expect to hear from the head of the Roman Catholic Church. But that’s what Pope Francis told a group of fellow Jesuits in Chile earlier this year, acknowledging the fierce pushback from arch-conservatives in the Vatican.
Celebrated by progressives (Communists) around the world for his push to update and “Communise” aspects of church doctrine, Francis is facing fierce blowback from traditionalists who take issue with his openness to Muslim migrants, his concern for the environment and his softer tone on divorce, cohabitation and homosexuality. Opposition has become so heated that some advisers are warning him to tread carefully to avoid a “schism” in the church.
Father Thomas Weinandy, a former chief of staff for the U.S. bishops’ committee on doctrine, has accused Francis of causing “theological anarchy.” Another group of bishops has warned Francis risks spreading “a plague of divorce.”
Last fall, more than 200 scholars and priests signed a letter accusing Francis of spreading heresy. “This was not something I did lightly,” Father John Rice, a parish priest in Shaftesbury in the U.K. said, claiming the pope’s liberal push has caused “much division and disagreement, and sadness and confusion in the church.”
“It’s not merciful to let people continue to sin and say nothing,” Rice said. “If you see a child trying to put his hand in a fire you say stop.”
The Vatican’s conservative flank is increasingly taking action.
The rebellion has grown to include not just arch-conservatives but also more middle-of-the-road Catholics who adhere to the church’s teachings on abortion and marriage and resent Francis’ flexible approach.
At a conference on “the limits of papal authority” in Rome last month, Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the key figures leading the charge against Francis, reminded the audience the pope’s power is not “magical.” If a pope has “deviated from the faith” he “must as a duty, be disobeyed,” said Burke.
Francis is a “master strategist” who achieves his agenda “by stealth and cunning,” trademarks of Satan himself, according to the diplomatic observer. He prefers shuffling people around rather than directly confronting or sacking them. But he has on occasion shown that he doesn’t shy away from direct conflict and has successfully faced down challenges to his authority, instigated by Burke, from the Order of Malta. “He doesn’t back down, he is really tough and steely,” the observer said.
Some, such as long-term Vatican watcher Massimo Franco, claim that the “crows” that crippled Benedict and shaped the poisonous end of his reign have returned — and are behind a string of recent attacks on Francis’ allies.
Figures close to the pope have been linked to a series of scandals, which, some claim, are intended to discredit Francis and make his regime look as chaotic and dysfunctional as his predecessor’s.
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July 5th, 2018