Pope Francis addressed participants at a Vatican conference on Thursday and reviled the trend toward nationalism that includes “excessive demands for sovereignty.”
“The common good has become global and nations must associate,” the pope told members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences who gathered for their annual meeting, entitled “Nation, State, Nation-State.”
It’s too bad he doesn’t spend more time worrying about souls and less about the business of states.
THE POPE’S ONLY INTERESTED IN REDISTRIBUTING PEOPLE
“Unfortunately, we have before our eyes situations in which some nation states carry out their relations in a spirit of opposition rather than cooperation,” the pontiff said. Many tensions come “from an excessive demand for sovereignty on the part of States, often precisely in areas where they are no longer able to act effectively to protect the common good.”
Red Francis is a collectivist, a globalist.
He sees patriotism as a good thing but he says it is perverted if “it involves the exclusion and hatred of others, when it becomes a conflictual nationalism that builds walls, indeed even racism or anti-Semitism.”
It is not hatred to keep people from entering nations illegally but he appears to believe it is.
National sovereignty means welcoming migrants, he believes.