Pope Francis Talks About Refugees On Christmas Eve

April 19, 2023 3:39 pm3 commentsViews: 96

Pope Francis talked strongly in favor of the immigrants on Sunday in his Christmas Eve mass saying foreigners be welcomed as Mary and Joseph were immigrants and struggled finding safe place in Bethlehem.

Addressing to the people at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican the Argentinian son of an Italian immigrant said, “They had to leave their people, their home and their land… This was no comfortable or easy journey for a young couple about to have a child … At heart, they were full of hope and expectation because of the child about to be born; yet their steps were weighed down by the uncertainties and dangers that attend those who have to leave their home behind.”

He has often spoken about on behalf of immigrants as well as those who have been forced to leave their homes.

He said millions of people have not chosen to leave their home, but were driven from their own land and they have left their dear ones.

A data of United Nations reveal over 160,000 people risked lives this year by crossing the Mediterranean sea and more than 3,000 have been drowned too while attempting to cross.

In his recent trip to Myanmar Francis talked about Rohingya and criticized measures were not taken to protect the refugees.

Rohingya Muslim minority in tens and thousands fled to Bangladesh since August this year when violence broke in parts of Myanmar.


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