Pope Likens Illegal Immigrants Pouring Into Europe To Joseph And Mary

Pope likens Islamic extremists pouring into Europe to Mary and Joseph

Pope Francis has likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the millions of illegal immigrants pouring into Europe. 

In a late Christmas vigil mass, the Pope expressed hope that no one will feel “there is no room for them on this Earth.”

Breitbart.com reports: Noting that Mary and Joseph arrived in a land “where there was no place for them,” Francis drew parallels to contemporary time.

“So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary,” he said in his homily. “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.”

“In many cases this departure is filled with hope, hope for the future; yet for many this departure can only have one name: survival,” the pope said.

Referring to the king of Judea who was depicted as a tyrant in the New Testament, Francis continued, saying some migrants are “surviving the Herods of today, who, to impose their power and increase their wealth, see no problem in shedding innocent blood.”

Francis has made concern for economic migrants, war refugees and others on society’s margins a central plank of his papacy. He said God is present in “the unwelcomed visitor, often unrecognizable, who walks through our cities and our neighborhoods, who travels on our buses and knocks on our door.” That perception of God should develop into “new forms of relationship, in which none have to feel that there is no room for them on this Earth,” he said.

“Christmas is a time for turning the power of fear into the power of charity,” Francis said.

Referring to Jesus as the Child of Bethlehem, the pope said that God “invites us to become sentinels for all those bowed down by the despair born of encountering so many closed doors.”

The pope expressed hope that people see Jesus in “all those who arrive in our cities, in our histories, in our lives.”

At the start of the service, Francis bent over to kiss a statue of the baby Jesus in the basilica.

At mid-day Monday, tradition calls for Francis to deliver the Christmas Day message “urbi et orbi” – Latin for “to the city and to the world” – from the central loggia of the basilica overlooking St. Peter’s Square. The speech often is a review of the world events and conflicts.

  • Black Swan

    Open the doors of Vatican City to House, Clothe and Feed the illegal immigrants like the Mary and Joseph Bethlehem Myth so eloquently described by his holiness Pope Francis.

  • ffstestthisidiotfordementure

    What a fucking dickhead…. this wanker needs to be tested for dementure..the shit he comes out with is the jibberish of a diseased mind….

    • Singing Whale

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  • CharlieSeattle

    Pope Francis is an idiot.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Tear down the “Leontine Wall” you fukin hypocrite!

    Ya, we know it was built to keep out muslim raiders.

  • hiphop

    Not my Pope! He should not be the Pope at all.

  • NWaff

    Were Joseph and Mary violating any immigration laws?