Pope Francis takes a dim view of “
signs of a return to the past
” in Europe with the rise of “
nationalism and populism
”, which pushes to erect “
” between countries.
He shared this conviction on November 16 at the Astalli center, founded in Rome by the Jesuits, to receive refugees.
He criticized “
” based on “
the construction of camps
” for detention and “
He also announced the central theme of his thirty-fifth trip outside Italy, from December 2 to 6 in Cyprus, then in Athens on the island of Lesbos.
The François method confuses even in his own camp
From Lesbos, a Greek island bordering Turkey, François had brought back in his plane, in April 2016 with a lot of cameras, three Syrian Muslim families.
He had taken them out of the refugee camp to strike European consciences.
This same alert against the "
" of the Old Continent, he had launched from the Italian island from Lampedusa in July 2013 - his first trip - then praising the "
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