Saturday, September 23, 2023

Pope Slams "Alarmist Propaganda" on Migration; Urges Countries to Support a Policy of Welcome

 After a week of rising tensions   within   Europe amid a surge in migrant     arrivals, with some countries, including France, taking measures against asylum seekers, Pope  Francis   in Marseille   challenged "alarmist propaganda" over immigration and advocated for a unified reception  policy, the Crux website reports today (Sept. 23, 2023).      

 While the port of Marseille  is a gateway   to  France and Europe, some countries have chosen to try to close their   doors, the pope said at the "Rencontres Mediterraneenes" taking  place in Marseille this week.

For those countries that have barred new migrant arrivals, Francis said, "There were two words that resounded, fueling people's fears: "invasion" and "emergency."

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