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The Pope against the Populists Part II

The Pope against the Populists Part II

Opposite this is the pope’s many calls for hospitality and compassion for the refugees who came from another world. “We must open our eyes to their suffering, and free ourselves from our numbness when they, our brothers and sisters, arrive on our shores. Sending them back across the sea is a declaration of war, “said Pope Francis during a service. And on Twitter, the pope wrote: “Every stranger who knocks on our door gives us an opportunity to meet Christ.”…

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The Pope against the Populists Part I

The Pope against the Populists Part I

The pope’s fight against xenophobia has brought him to the brink of right-wing populist leaders. But does he have the support of the Catholics? Why do many people consider Pope Francis controversial? What do the pope and the Italian government disagree on? How is the Vatican affected by right-wing populism in Catholic countries? The Catholic Church is the world’s largest denomination, with nearly 1.3 billion members – around 17.5 percent of the world’s population. The current head of the church…

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