If you weren’t expecting the Pope to take a firm stance on immigration, you likely have been wool covered on his job description.
“We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners,” Francis said. “I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants.”
“On this continent,” he continued, “thousands of persons are led to travel north in search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones, in search of greater opportunities. Is that not what we want for our own children? We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation.”
When pushed on the Washington Nationals, Pope Francis didn’t hold back;
‘They suck!; To be 6.5 games back of the New York Mets is truly an abomination – may a storm of sadness find them all’.