Pope Francis urged the world’s 1.3-billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are “driven from their land” because of leaders willing to shed “innocent blood”. The Pope compared them with Joseph and Mary but failed to mention that Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to register for a census under a Roman government decree. They were not refugees. Mary did not leave Nazareth until King Herod issued a decree to kill all the newborn male children because he heard that the Messiah had been born and he wanted to exterminate competition for power. The family left to escape Herod and went to Egypt temporarily, which was also part of the Roman empire. The family returned to Nazareth when it was safe. -GEG
Pope Francis held Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican Sunday, calling on the West to take in more migrants, while comparing them to Joseph and Mary.
Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass on Sunday urged the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are “driven from their land” because of leaders willing to shed “innocent blood”. […]
“We see the tracks of millions of persons who do not choose to go away but, driven from their land, leave behind their dear ones.”
Many engulfed in the ongoing migration crisis were forced to flee from leaders “who, to impose their power and increase their wealth, see no problem in shedding innocent blood”, said the 81-year-old, who will give his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” Christmas address on Monday.
“So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary. We see the tracks of entire families forced to set out in our own day. We see the tracks of millions of persons who do not choose to go away, but driven from their land, leave behind their dear ones,” the Pope said.
Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she is canceling President Trump’s State-of-the-Union address until the government is reopened. Trump countered by denying military air transportation for her public-relations trip to Brussels and Afghanistan, leaving her only the option of flying commercial.
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Does anyone else notice the smell of corruption in this? Isn’t it obvious that the system must eventually self destruct and pull down the nation with it? Does anyone even care?
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to Trump’s first travel ban in January 2017 by tweeting, “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.” Since that time, in the intervening 15 months, 26,000 people have migrated to Canada, yet he blames the US. Now he is trying to renegotiate the ‘Safe Third Country Agreement’ that requires asylum seekers to to apply for asylum in the first country that they entered.
In April, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero-tolerance” policy for illegal entry and all aliens caught entering the country illegally would be held for prosecution instead of “catch and release” that allows the aliens to stay in the US while awaiting a hearing that they often ignore.