“There is no Christian joy when doors are closed; there is no Christian joy when others are made to feel unwanted,” the pope said.
During Mass for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis says that we must not let fear of migrants impact our ability to help those in need.
Earlier on Friday, the Vatican’s newspaper called the president’s remarks “harsh” and “offensive.” Later, a senior official for the U.S. bishops conference released a statement highlighting the racial elements of Mr. Trump’s comments.
The Vatican newspaper noted media reports that President Donald Trump "used particularly harsh and offensive words about immigrants" from several countries.
Fr. James Martin, S.J., answers President Donald Trump's question about why we should welcome people from poor, war-torn countries.
President Trump’s latest outburst of intolerance, this time toward the citizens of Haiti and African nations, must not derail bipartisan efforts to protect Dreamers and bring some sanity to immigration policy.