The Pope Claims Europe Is Not Facing a Mass Immigration Emergency

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Pope Francis would like French President Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders to open their ports and welcome illegal migrants.

The Pope has been in the southern French city of Marseille, where, along with Macron he attended the “Rencontres Mediterraneennes” meeting.

His visit visit comes as the EU is overwhelmed by the huge number of migrants arriving, leading to countries implementing border fences, repatriations and even talking about the the possibility of a naval blockade to keep refugees out.

TGP reports: Out-of-touch Pope Francis ‘challenged French President Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders to open their ports to people fleeing hardship and poverty.’

Yeah, right. He declared that ‘the continent does not face a migration emergency’ but rather, ‘a long-term reality’ that governments must deal with humanely.

EuroNews reports:

For a second straight day in the French port city of Marseille, Francis took aim at European countries that have tried to close their doors to migrants and tried to shame them into responding with charity instead.

“May we let ourselves be moved by the stories of so many of our unfortunate brothers and sisters who have the right both to emigrate and not to emigrate, and not become closed in indifference,” Francis told Macron and others at a Marseille conference centre where Mediterranean region Catholic bishops are meeting. “In the face of the terrible scourge of the exploitation of human beings, the solution is not to reject but to ensure, according to the possibilities of each, an ample number of legal and regular entrances.”

The pope’s visit to the city in southern France comes as Italy’s far right-led government has reacted to a new wave of arriving migrants by threatening to organize a naval blockade of Tunisia and to step up repatriations.

The French government has beefed up patrols on its southern border to stop migrants in Italy from crossing over.

Macron’s centrist government has taken a harder line on migration and security issues after coming under criticism from French conservatives and the far right. With elections for the European Union’s parliament set for next year, Macron is pushing for the EU to strengthen its external borders and to be more efficient in deporting individuals who are denied entry.”

Francis’ two-day trip takes place as mass migration to Europe is once again out of control.

Nearly 7,000 migrants came ashore on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa within a day last week, briefly outnumbering the resident population.

Ignoring the incredible burden that this puts on European families, Francis said that the ‘talk of a migration emergency’ only fuels ‘alarmist propaganda’ and stokes fear.

“’Those who risk their lives at sea do not invade, they look for welcome, for life’ he said. ‘As for the emergency, the phenomenon of migration is not so much a short-term urgency, always good for fueling alarmist propaganda, but a reality of our times, a process that involves three continents around the Mediterranean and that must be governed with wise foresight, including a European response capable of coping with the objective difficulties’.”

Pope Francis decried what he called the ‘fanaticism of indifference’, although he exercises this same lack of compassion he criticizes: only it is aimed at the European populations, whose security and standards of living Francis does not care if he sees destroyed.

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