Pope Francis Denounces ‘Epidemic Of Animosity’ Toward Minorities

pope francis4The pope alluded to the wave of xenophobia and hate that marked the Donald Trump campaign, as well as nationalist movements elsewhere.

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday (11/19/16) said an “epidemic of animosity” against people of other races or religions was hurting the weakest in society, striking a note of caution against the rise of populist nationalism.

Little more than a week after Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president, buoying anti-immigrant parties in Europe and elsewhere, the pope noted “how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant or a refugee become a threat, take on the status of an enemy…

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