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"We want to be a church that fosters a culture that welcomes, protects, promotes and integrates, that does not stigmatize, much less indulge in a senseless and irresponsible condemnation of every immigrant as a threat to society," the pope said.
While en route to Panama on Wednesday, Francis responded to reporters' questions about Trump's wall proposal by saying: "It is the fear that makes us crazy." The pope has also previously described anyone who wants to build a wall to keep migrants out as "not Christian."
The pope spent Friday morning visiting juvenile jails to comfort young inmates who could not attend the gathering. He has often visited prisons during his overseas trips and supports the rehabilitation of inmates. While many have lauded the pope for his progressive views, he has been battling to contain fallout from widespread revelations of systemic sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Many are seeking asylum, saying they suffer from rampant crime and bleak opportunities in their native countries.
The pope has also previously described anyone who wants to build a wall to keep migrants out as "not Christian."
Pope condemns 'senseless' stigmatizing of migrants
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
Why isn’t this pope ordering the immediate demolition of all the walls surrounding Vatican City and offering free housing, welfare, education and healthcare to any and all migrants? Typical leftist hypocrite.