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Cardinal Kasper laments xenophobia, nationalism, ‘America first’

October 18, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: “The xenophobia that spreads throughout Europe today is in clear contradiction with the Bible and the Christian conception of man, according to which every person has their value and must be accepted in a humane manner,” the 85-year-old German prelate said. “Politics today is extremely selfish: America first, Italy first, Germany first ... I grew up at a time marked by unbridled nationalism. I was a child during the Third Reich. All these challenges are interconnected today and generate fears.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 18, 2018 9:16 AM ET USA

    Treat the causes, not the symptoms. Migration is caused by government oppression: religious, political, physical (e.g., deprivation of food, water, medicine), tribal, economic. More prosperous countries have a duty to support, not control or coerce, less prosperous countries that maintain God-given rights for their populace, that take advantage of the best that economic systems have to offer, and that unfailingly work toward the common good at all organizational levels.