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In interview with homeless magazine, Pope stresses acceptance of refugees

February 28, 2017

Pope Francis has given a new interview, to an Italian magazine put out by homeless people.

In his session with Scarp de’ tenis (“Tennis Shoes”), a publication subsidized by the Italian branch of the Caritas charitable agency, the Pope emphasized the need to understand others, by walking in their shoes.

The Pontiff spoke in particular about acceptance of refugees. He pointed out that the two parishes located inside the Vatican are both hosting syrian families. Other parishes in Rome are doing the same, he said, and some are furnishing a year’s rent for refugee families.


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  • Posted by: feedback - Mar. 01, 2017 8:39 AM ET USA

    Great majority of Europeans (and Americans) are willing to help the less fortunate, war refugees and poor immigrants included, in a reasonable way. But the same good people will not accept those refugees and immigrants who come to break the laws, riot, disregard social order, and actively hate their hosts to the point of committing acts of violence and terrorism against them. The welfare of strangers will never be a priority over the welfare of one's own children. What is so hard to understand?