Pope denounces Christians who don’t want Muslim migrants as “hypocrites” [see post]; says proselytism is “venom against the path of ecumenism” [see comment]

Pope denounces Christians who don’t want Muslim migrants as “hypocrites” [see post]; says proselytism is “venom against the path of ecumenism” [see comment]

OCTOBER 13, 2016 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER

Seven of the jihadists who murdered 130 peoples and injured 360 more in Paris last November had just come to Europe as Muslim migrants. Did the nearly 500 victims of these jihadis reach the “lowest levels of human degradation”? Or do they not count because they don’t fit Francis’ narrative?

What about the “lowest levels of degradation” that will be reached by the victims of future jihad massacres and their families — jihad massacres perpetrated by Muslim “refugees”? Do they have any place in the Pope’s moral calculus at all? Apparently not.

“It is hypocritical to call yourself a Christian and to chase away a refugee, or anyone who needs your help.”

Is it hypocritical to chase away someone who is trying to kill me and destroy my nation, culture, and civilization? Is being a genuine Christian tantamount to approving the suicide of Europe and the West? That appears to be the Pope’s view.

Pope denounces Christians who don’t want refugees as ‘hypocrites,’” DPA, October 13, 2016:

People who call themselves Christians but do not want refugees at their door are hypocrites, Pope Francis said Thursday, amid reports of new tragedies involving migrants crossing the Mediterranean.

“It is hypocritical to call yourself a Christian and to chase away a refugee, or anyone who needs your help. Jesus taught us what it means to be a good Christian in the parable of the Good Samaritan,” Francis said in a meeting with German Lutheran pilgrims at the Vatican.

The pope, a vocal champion of migrant rights who was born in Argentina from an Italian immigrants, earlier issued a message ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which the Catholic Church will observe on January 15.

“Children are the first among those to pay the heavy toll of emigration, almost always caused by violence, poverty, environmental conditions, as well as the negative aspects of globalization,” Francis said in the message.

Renewing arguments that welcoming migrants is a Christian duty, the pope cited a passage from the Biblical Book of Exodus stating: “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

He criticized attempts “to curb the entrance of migrants, which in turns fosters illegal networks” for people smuggling and trafficking, “instead of favouring the social integration of child migrants, or programmes for safe and assisted repatriation.”

Francis said governments should balance their right to control migration flows “with the duty to resolve and regularize the situation of child migrants,” saving them from abuse, exploitation and the “lowest levels of human degradation.”…

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4 comments on “Pope denounces Christians who don’t want Muslim migrants as “hypocrites” [see post]; says proselytism is “venom against the path of ecumenism” [see comment]

  1. I’ll tell you who’s a hypocrite, you bonehead, it’s you yourself who has agreed to occupy the Chair of Peter while subverting and denying the doctrines and dogmas of the Catholic Faith. We pray for you that you will see the Truth before you are called before the courts of Heaven.

  2. ” You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt “.
    The big difference between the Jews in Egypt and ” refugees ” is that the Israelis did not try and blow up and kill their hosts , rob and deface the pyramids and sphinxes, and try and impose their justice on the Egyptians ! The Refugees are an invading army not some asylum seekers willing to assimilate? How much money is Soros and his chief minion Obama , paying you all to say such stupid things ! I hope you realize by now no one really cares what you say ! But you and the Bishops and Cardinals on the ” Take ” are helping to destroy Europe and the US ! You all are just as corrupt as Hildabeast and belong in jail with her !

  3. [An equally (or more) important part of the Pope’s address that Deacon Robert Spencer overlooked; hat-tip to Michael Matt at The Remnant]

    Friday, October 14, 2016

    Pope Francis: “It’s not right to convince someone of your faith. Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism.”

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    There’s a Reason the World Loves Pope Francis

    So, here’s the headline: Pope rips ‘hypocrisy’ of Christians who reject refugees, says proselytism is ‘venom’ Nope, it’s not The Remnant’s. This time it’s CatholicWorldNews. But, wait! There’s more:

    Pope Francis assailed Christians who oppose the acceptance of refugees, and those who seek to convince others of the truth of their faith, in remarks to a visiting German group on October 13.

    Breaking away from his prepared remarks, the Pope said told the ecumenical group that he is appalled by “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.” He also spoke of his distaste for proselytism.

    “It’s not right to convince someone of your faith,” the Pope said. “Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism.”

    REMNANT COMMENT: I just can’t wait for Jimmy Akin to give us 11 things to know and share about why this seemingly confusing and angry papal rant is, in fact, a brilliant Catholic answer.

    Perhaps, Jimmy shares the Pope’s contention that something must be done about all those millions and millions of Catholics out there who, every day, go about foisting themselves on non-Catholics, cajoling them to convert, terrorizing them with medieval claims that the jaws of hell yawn wide before the unsuspecting non-Catholic who refuses to convert.

    This intimidating “proselytism,” so characteristic of modern Catholics, is a huge problem. YUGE! And I for one am happy the pope is finally tackling it. It’s what I call “guts poping”. But Jimmy will explain it far better than I can.

  4. Michael Matt’s irony is exquisite.

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