Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that the United States of America—and Russia, China, North Korea and Bashar al Assad’s Syria—have “a distorted vision of the world”
The Pope, after saying the Americans, Russians, and Chinese have a distorted vision of the world, continues pontificating, “I worry about very dangerous alliances between powers which have a distorted vision of the world: America and Russia, China and North Korea, Putin and Assad over the war in Syria.”
From the interview he had with La Repubblica report Eugenio Scalfari, he noted he was very concerned with the G20 meeting and its seeming disconnect with the with what he described as “our main and unfortunately growing problem in the world today,” immigration.
“The danger concerns immigration, our main and unfortunately growing problem in the world today is that of the poor, the weak, the excluded, which includes migrants. This is why the G20 worries me: It mainly hits immigrants,” Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis has repeatedly took the national governments to task over their treatment of immigrants, even attacking candidate Donald Trump over his repeated calls for a wall between Mexico and the United States. Which drew strong criticism and jeers of hypocrisy as Pope Francis lives inside a walled fortress that doesn’t accept immigrants and has round the clock security forces to protect his person and those of his staff.
Italy itself is reeling from the mass immigration of muslims from the middle east and africa, to the point that mass protests are ongoing in opposition to the country’s continued open immigration policy. In fact, many countries in Europe, notably Hungary and Austria, are severely tightening their immigration systems. Some, like Poland, do not have an open immigration system that the European Union demands of their other members.
In the same interview, according to La Repubblica, Pope Francis said that Europe must take on a “federal structure.” He stated, “I also thought many times, to this problem, and came to the conclusion that, not only but also for this reason, Europe must take as soon as possible a federal structure.”
The Pope wants the member states of the European Union to further lose their national identities and control over their own destinies by ceding more authority to the European Union in Brussels. This is in direct opposition to nearly every vote that has been allowed to take place in Europe on remaining in, or strengthening the European Union.
Pope Francis repeated calls for the globalization of the world is the last gasp of 20th century thinking, where globalism was on the sharp ascent.But the Pope has frequently shown that his ideology, which many people have stated is based on a twisted marxist version of Catholicism, trumps the will of the people. His views from global warming, immigration, sovereignty, etc. run in line with most social justice warrior sentiments. He grieved when Castro died. He claimed that the church should ask for forgiveness from gays.
In making these strings of inflammatory statements, Pope Francis has thrust himself and the Catholic Church into controversy yet again, controversy the organization doesn’t need. This year alone has had more than a few controversial decisions made by Pope Francis that has drawn strong criticism from many quarters.
In the last week of June a top adviser to Francis, Cardinal George Pell, was brought up on charges of sexual assault. Many are suspicious that the allegations, which have not yet been released other than that they were of a sexual nature, may be related to the previous allegations brought up against various higher level church members.
Pope Francis has only added to the fire with the ongoing sexual abuse allegations against the Catholic Church. Earlier this year, Pope Francis cut penalties to pedophile priests and reduced one sentence to just a “lifetime of prayer.”
He’s also refusing to implement a tribunal to judge the bishops who have covered up the sexual abuses by the priests who worked under them.
Pope Francis needs to reexamine what his position is in the church before those under him depose him for his behavior. The counter current against his administration is starting to move into open calls for his removal.