Pope Denounces ‘Racist’ European Election Winners


Pope Francis warned against a rise of intolerance and racism as far-right nationalists and eurosceptic parties made historic gains in European elections. "The signs of meanness we see around us heighten our fear of 'the other', the unknown, the marginalised, the foreigner," he said in a message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees."

None of this has prevented the Castro regime from receiving the most papal visits recently of any Latin America nation. Perhaps my term "slobbers over" Stalinist dictators strikes some of my amigos as inappropriate? As unnecessarily hyperbolic? Perhaps even as sacrilegious? Pope Francis denounces "meanness." Do firing squad murders of thousands upon thousands of untried victims, many of them yelling love of the Pope's church with their last breaths, qualify as "meanness?

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