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>> Pope Francis inserting the Vatican into one of the most pressing political issues in Europe and the United States, on Tuesday, decrying burgeoning anti-immigrant sentiment, which he said was amplified by quote, populist rhetoric.>> What is needed is a change of attitude to overcome indifference and to counter fears with a generous approach of welcoming those who knock at our doors.
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For those who flee conflicts and terrible persecutions, often trapped within the grip of criminal organizations, who have no scruples, we need to open accessible and secure humanitarian channels.>> While the pontiff did not name a specific country in his address at a conference on migration in Rome, his words may resonate in the United States.
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President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim majority countries, and in Europe, where anti-immigrant parties are gaining popularity, as the continent struggles with more than 1.3 million migrants and refugees.>> Defending their inalienable rights, and showing their fundamental freedoms, and respecting their dignity are duties from which no one can be exempted.
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>> Pope Francis is focused on the plight of migrants since 2013, when he became the spiritual leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.