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Accompanied by Migrants, Pope Francis Says ‘a Christian Lets Everybody Come’

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Pope Francis in St Peter's square - Vatican

(Worthy News) - In a striking gesture Wednesday, Pope Francis invited fourteen African migrants to join him on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica, urging Europe to open its doors to more refugees.

The fourteen migrants were guests of Caritas of Florence and the European university, and carried banners of the charity that is caring for them along with Vatican flags. On arriving in St. Peter’s Square, Francis embraced them and then asked them to accompany him to his chair and remain near him during his weekly catechesis and greetings.

Comparing the refugees with him to modern “lepers,” the Pope stressed that Jesus would touch those who were excluded, but modern Christians seldom do. [ Source ]

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4 thoughts on “Accompanied by Migrants, Pope Francis Says ‘a Christian Lets Everybody Come’

  1. I'm sick and tired of the Christian bashing. Let the pope come out of his mansion and live with the "lepers" (can't believe he would compare them to lepers!..geesh!) and give his robes and rings and money to them. Its all noble til these high and mighties have to do it!

  2. Although located in Rome, the Vatican is its own Sovereign State...yes...let them open their own doors and spread the wealth they've been taking from impoverished countries for years! It's not even biblical for us to open our borders unless a refugee is willing to follow the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

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