Pope Francis Begs Migrants For Forgiveness, Apologizes For 'Closed-Mindedness and Indifference'

Chris Menahan
Apr. 21, 2016

This man is out of control.

Via Breitbart:
On behalf of modern society, Pope Francis begged the forgiveness of migrants and refugees Tuesday, asking them to forgive our “closed-mindedness and indifference” and insisting that each migrant has “the face of God.”

“Too often you have not been welcomed,” Francis said. “Forgive the closed-mindedness and indifference of our societies, which fear the change of lifestyle and mentality that your presence requires.”

The Pope addressed these words to migrants as part of a recorded video message in which he praised the work of the Jesuits who run the Centro Astalli, the Italian headquarters of the Jesuit Refugee Service. The message was released on April 19 in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the center.

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” the Pope said, citing Jesus’ words as recorded in Matthew’s Gospel. Each of you, he said, has “the face of God and the flesh of Christ.”

Francis also told his audience, comprising migrants, workers and volunteers, that in contemporary society migrants are often treated like a burden or a problem, when in fact “you are instead a gift.”

“Whoever has like you fled his own land as a result of oppression, war, nature disfigured by pollution and desertification, or the unjust distribution of the planet’s resources, is a brother with whom to share bread, home and life,” Francis said.

On Saturday, the Pope visited with migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos, and brought 12 Syrian refugees back to Italy with him aboard the papal plane as a “gesture of welcome.”

Perhaps he should deliver this speech to the hordes of women, girls, men and boys being sexually abused be these "gifts."

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