Pope Francis compares the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem to migrant invasion

Pope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced to leave homelands for a better life, or just for survival, and he expressed hope that no one will feel ‘there is no room for them on this Earth’.

The late-evening service in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday came after the pope’s Angelus noon prayer, which he delivered from his studio window overlooking St Peter’s Square.

The Argentine pontiff, himself the grandson of Italian migrants, told faithful at late-evening Christmas vigil Mass that the ‘simple story’ of Jesus’ birth in a manger changed ‘our history forever. Everything that night became a source of hope’.

What’s he smoking?

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  • ontario john

    This is what happens when you spend more time reading Karl Marx instead of the Bible.

  • I’ll say it again:

    Mary and Joseph were travelling TO Joseph’s HOME TOWN to REGISTER with the GOVERNMENT and PAY THEIR TAXES. Then they LEFT.

    Yes, they fled to escape the Massacre of the Innocents, but while in Egypt they didn’t mooch off others then complain about the food, yell about their imaginary “rights,” sympathize with terrorists, complain about the local religions and customs, and plot to overthrow the Egyptian government. They certainly harboured no fantasies about converting the Egyptians to Judaism, by force if necessary.

    Need I add that Jesus was an actual child and not a fake “child” refugee, and He didn’t harass (or worse) the local females?

    So the nativity narrative is in fact THE EXACT OPPOSITE of the current behaviour of migrants and “refugees.”

    • BillyHW

      And then they went back to where they came from!

  • Dana Garcia

    The Marxist pope is a one-trick pony when it comes to the world’s poor and unhappy — the too rich first world must become a flophouse for Juan and Achmed, while redistributing wealthy nations’ ill-gotten gains.

    Meanwhile, Italy’s open borders might help ISIS in its expressed goal of beheading the pope and conquering the West.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0G4o4OOyH4

  • simus1

    Perhaps it is time to rename the current pos pope again to better fit the scene.
    Pope “Evil-ta” seems even more apt than just (semi cool totalitarian) “Evita”.

  • Clink9

    Is the pope using Obama’s speech writers?

  • Allan

    How about encouraging the rest of the Arab world to take them in you moron.

  • Solo712

    Pope Francis’ plan for the Catholic Church is akin to a plan of a kamikaze pilot for his next-year vacation.

  • Hard Little Machine

    His Christmas homily, what I heard of it, was pretty much a billboard for the PLO and ‘palestinian’ violence.

  • Maggat

    The Holy Church of Rome had better have a serious look at getting rid of that clown before it’s to late. If is not already to late.