Monday, April 10, 2017

WaPost: How Pope Francis is leading the Catholic Church against anti-migrant populism - First Pope to try to kill Christendom? --tma

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 As politicians around the world including President Trump take an increasingly hard line on immigration, a powerful force is rallying to the side of migrants: the Roman Catholic Church led by Pope Francis.
Catholic cardinals, bishops and priests are emerging as some of the most influential opponents of immigration crackdowns backed by right-wing populists in the United States and Europe. The moves come as Francis, who has put migrants at the top of his agenda, appears to be leading by example, emphasizing his support for their rights in sermons, speeches and deeds. 
The pro-migrant drive risks dividing Catholics — many of whom in the United States voted for Trump. ...