Pope Francis: Populism Leads To Hitler

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Pope Francis slams nationalism, saying it leads to Hitler

Pope Francis has warned against the rise of populism during a speech at the Vatican on Tuesday, comparing it to Hitler and Nazi Germany. 

“It is important that young people should know how populism is born. I think of Hitler last century, who had promised the development of Germany. That we know how populism starts: by sowing hate. You can’t live sowing hate,” Pope Francis warned.

Voiceofeurope.com reports: According to the religious leader more should be taught to young people about the history of World Wars, “so that they do not fall into the same mistake and know how populism spreads.”

The pope made his remarks after a woman told him that she teaches refugees Italian and that she is worried about the anti-migrant sentiment.

Francis noted that while the people teaches people to welcome refugees, national governments do have the right to limit migration.

“This is why it is important for all of Europe to strike a deal on this problem,” he said.

He referred to the fact that countries like Italy, Spain and Greece shouldn’t be left with a larger share of refugees than other European Union member states.

5 Comments

  1. I heard another dolt, that thought he was very important, declare “itchy butt leads to stinky fingers”. I would say that this fellow had a “mastery of the facts” but was a little weak on “free will”; it appears francis is clueless on everything relevant for a “someone who runs his mouth too much” to a lot of good people who deserve better. Diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of thought.

  2. …and pope Francis, every time he says that we must build bridges and not walls, leads to an end for the western christian civilization, due to the african-islamic invasion.
    Just a curious thing to say.
    Pope Francis has decided to live in Santa Marta house, not in the Vatican Palace. Santa Marta is sited just by the Leonine Wall, build by pope Leo IV in order to protect the town of Rome and its inhabitants from the saracens incursions, the same saracens who can be considered the ancestors of those whom he says we need to build brigdes for.

  3. Nazi ? Nationalist socialism? What is that? That is people that care about theire owne country and theire own people and nothing more. It is all about calling a spade a spade. And if you do not get it,,,, fuck you to

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