PopeWatch: Priorities

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Lifesite News reminds us that the Pope has his priorities:


Pope Francis refuses to meet with Italy’s Minister of the Interior because of his uncompromising stance against illegal immigration, according to anonymous sources reported by multiple Italian publications.

According to the Italian publications Il Giorno and Il Mio Giornale, sources claim that the pope has repeatedly refused attempts by Matteo Salvini to schedule a private audience with him, and that Salvini has been told the refusal is due to his strong policy of prohibiting migrants from entering through the nation’s ports.

Reporting on the content of the Il Giorno article, the publication Libero Quotidiano stated, “According to Il Giorno, Francis is not in principle against agreeing to a conversation with Salvini, which he knows could give rise to an Instragram opportunity given Salvini’s enthusiasm for social media. The response that has been given to the minister is that a meeting could not occur if Salvini continues in his tough position regarding migrants.”

Salvini is the leader of the League, a party that historically has been associated with a separatist movement within Italy but has now been rebranded as a nationalist party opposing free immigration to Italy. The League currently is in a governing coalition with the Five Star Movement, and Salvini’s strong stance against permitting migrants to enter the country through seaports has made him the most popular politician in Italy.

Francis’ refusal to meet with Salvini is in marked contrast to his repeated association with individuals and groups that oppose Catholic doctrine on life and family values, particularly its condemnation of the killing of the unborn as a mortal sin.

The pontiff has had two private meetings with the infamous Italian abortionist and radical leftist politician Emma Bonino, who boasts she has personally killed unborn children in illegal abortion clinics and continues to defend the practice of abortion. Francis has also praised her publicly as a “forgotten great” because of her work with refugees, comparing her to famous historical figures such as Konrad Adenauer and Robert Schuman.

Last September, Francis gave a private audience to “Bono” (Paul David Hewson), an openly pro-abortion Irish rock star. Bono later stated that two discussed the “wild beast that is capitalism” as well as the sex abuse crisis.  

Under Francis’ administration, many well-known advocates of abortion and population control have been invited to speak at the Vatican, including Paul Ehrlich, the father of the population control movement; John Bongaarts, vice president of the pro-abortion Population Council; pro-abortion U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon; and pro-abortion UN advisor Jeffrey Sachs.


Go here to read the rest.  The Pope cherishes all illegal aliens.  Unborn children threatened with abortion not so much.


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  1. I thought Christ ate with sinners? I guess Francis is more scrupulous than that. More Christian than Christ? That’s our Francis. Such a blessing.

  2. How many “boat people” has Francis invited to settle in the Vatican or live in the Vatican’s numerous owned properties?

    How many pro-abortion celebrities and abortionists has Papa Frank converted? His appointments to the
    Pontificate Academy For Life are scandalous.

    This pope is a foolish, disgraceful egotist. He continues to give scandal to the Church. I refuse to pray for his intentions. That Our Father at the end of the rosary is said for the conversion of this pope.

  3. “This pope is a foolish, disgraceful egotist. He continues to give scandal to the Church. I refuse to pray for his intentions. That Our Father at the end of the rosary is said for the conversion of this pope.”

    We do need to be careful when speaking about the Pope in this manner for I believe when he was elected Pope under the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the Church, he became the choice of the Holy Spirit. We should not allow another’s sin or error to make us fall into sin by dissenting action or word. The Holy Spirit was promised us as protector of the Church and that includes using a pope for His own end in order to fulfill our His promise. Even angels are careful in their words against enemies.

    9But even the archangel Michael, when he disputed with the devil over the body of Moses, did not presume to bring a slanderous judgment against him, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”

    We may tame our words when speaking of another but it’s what we have in our heart left unsaid that will condemn us.

  4. Dubiazation; (a state in which officials who question the pontiff on matters get ignored.

    Unfortunately Matteo Salvini is just one of many that has suffered dubiazation from the current occupier of the Chair of Peter.

    Meanwhile….in the Government run Catholic Church of China everything is coming up roses… or lillies…daisies…oh wait…I mean poison ivy.

    Patience…always patience. He will not be Pope forever.

  5. “for I BELIEVE when he was elected Pope under the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the Church, he became the choice of the Holy Spirit.”

    That isn’t what the Church teaches. You can believe it but that doesn’t make it true.

  6. Yes keep praying for him. You never know he may get a wake up call
    one day and live out the remainder of his papacy more fitting to his calling.

  7. With the exception of Cardinal Sarah and maybe one or two others, this is pretty much the view of the world’s bishops. For instance, can anyone name an American bishop who would sit down with President Trump and discuss the immigration issue? Thing is, once you get past the bluster, Trump’s policy isn’t really that hard line.

    No, they are more content with with lining up a straw man in front of their circular firing squad and blasting away. Exhibit A:


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