Franciscoto: Alessandra Tarantino / AP
Pope Francis likened the populist politician with the leader of the Third Reich by Adolf Hitler and urged European countries to take in refugees. This was reported by the tabloid The Daily Mail.
The head of the Catholic Church called for at Vatican presentation of the book about the connection of generations and made a speech in which he denounced the populism and anti-immigrant sentiment. According to him, it is very important to tell the younger generation about the history of the world wars, “so they do not repeat already made mistakes and know how to apply populism”.
Next, the Pope cited the example of Adolf Hitler. “Crises give rise to fear and anxiety. In my opinion, the most obvious example of European populism is Germany in 1933. (…) The Germans voted for Hitler. Hitler seized power, his people voted for him, and then he led his people to ruin,” said Francis.
He also said that the Bible teaches us to accept refugees and condemned the use of barbed wire against illegal immigration. However, he added that countries have the right to limit the number of refugees, and “for the whole of Europe is very important to reach agreement on this issue.”
Earlier this year the Pope said that Europe needs to be refugees, because otherwise vacated due to the low birth rate, and condemned Donald trump for his immigration policy.
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