Pope Francis says whereas worry of migrants is “reliable,” it is a sin if that causes hostility.
Francis invited migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, newly-arrived immigrants and second-era immigrant households to a particular Mass he celebrated Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica.
He famous that some native communities worry new arrivals will disturb the established order. He says that whereas that is “understandable from a human perspective,” it’s a sin if these fears “compromise respect and generosity” and “feed hostility and rejection” of these totally different from us.
In his virtually 5-yr-previous papacy, Francis has harassed Christianity’s mission, in following Jesus, to welcome weak and marginalized individuals.
His focus comes as wealthier nations, together with a number of European Union nations and the U.S., are intent on growing bodily or authorized obstacles to migrants.