Pope Francis Calls on Europe to Take More Migrants, Compares Them to ‘Joseph and Mary’

Wiki
image_pdfimage_print
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.

Middle East Eye reports:

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.

Read full article here…

Related Post

Visit our Classified ads.

Check out our Classified ads at the bottom of this page.

Recent stories & commentary

Freedom

Michigan Passes Law Against Cyberbullying

January 16, 2019 Metro Times 0

Some critics have argued that the definitions of cyberbullying are not as clear cut as they may sound and that clever attorneys could interpret them in such a way as to violate the First Amendment or to imprison someone for merely hurting others’ feelings.

Classifieds

For classified advertising rates and terms, click here. The appearance of ads on this site does not signify endorsement by the publisher. We do not attempt to verify the accuracy of statements made therein or vouch for the integrity of advertisers. However, we will investigate complaints from readers and remove any message we find to be misleading or that promotes anything fraudulent, illegal, or unethical.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of