View Full Version : Pope Francis Decries ‘Discriminatory and Xenophobic’ Reactions to Mass Migration

11-05-2017, 04:32 PM
Pope Francis denounced "negative reactions" to the phenomenon of mass migration Saturday, suggesting that more formation of conscience is needed to combat an anti-immigration mentality.

It is important, the Pope told members (http://www.breitbart.com/) of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, “to reflect on the negative reactions, which are at times discriminatory and xenophobic, that the welcome of migrants is provoking in countries of ancient Christian tradition, in order to propose programs of conscience formation.”

The Pope met with the group following the conclusion of a 4-day international conference titled “Refugees and Migrants in a Globalized World: Responsibility and Responses from Universities,” which was held at the Jesuit-run Gregorian University in Rome

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