Pope Francis Decries ‘Very Dangerous Alliance’ Between U.S. and Russia

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

8 Jul 2017

Source: Pope Francis Decries ‘Very Dangerous Alliance’ Between U.S. and Russia

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Pope Francis told his interviewer, the Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, that he was worried about the G20 summit, which brings together leaders from 20 of the largest economies in the world, along with finance ministers and central bank governors.

“I’m afraid that there are very dangerous alliances between powers who have a distorted view of the world: America and Russia, China and North Korea, Putin and Assad in the war in Syria,” Francis reportedly said.

The Pope said that his greatest concern was the “danger for immigration.”

“As you know well, the main problem in today’s world—which is unfortunately growing—is that of the poor, the weak, and the excluded,” Francis said, “of which immigrants form part.”

“On the other hand there are countries where the majority of the poor do not come from migratory flows but from social disasters; others have few local poor but fear the invasion of migrants,” he continued.

“That’s why the G20 worries me: it primarily affects immigrants from countries all over the world and affects them even more as time goes on.”

Asked for his views on underlying causes driving mass migration, Francis said that the primary reason behind contemporary migration is economic.

“Make no mistake, poor nations are drawn to the continents and countries of ancient wealth,” he said, “especially Europe.”

“Colonialism began in Europe. There were positive aspects of colonialism, but also negative. Nonetheless, Europe grew richer, the richest in the world. It will therefore be the main target of migratory peoples,” he said.

In the interview, Scalfari expressed his own opinion to the Pope regarding the future of Europe, stressing the need for Europe to take on a federal structure, an opinion shared by the pontiff.

European nations will move “if they realize one truth,” Francis said, “either Europe becomes a federal community or it will no longer count for anything in the world.”

Since his election as Pope, Francis has granted a number of interviews to Scalfari, an atheist and co-founder of the Italian daily, La Repubblica. The journalist allegedly does not record their conversations but publishes the interviews from memory.

Nevertheless, to date the Pope has never taken back anything that Scalfari has written, and nor has he stopped granting him interviews, which had led observers to conclude that he is pleased with what Scalfari writes.

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5 Comments on “Pope Francis Decries ‘Very Dangerous Alliance’ Between U.S. and Russia”

  1. oswald dsouza Says:

    this pope does not follow the teachings of jesus christ in accordance to the bible, nor does he seek jesus for answers from HIM.
    He has own or gobal agenda.very rich people have become rich by exploiting the poor, they have govt made tax exemption for them.
    even vatican has done the same, pope talks of immigration, why does he not house the maximum he can in the vatican

  2. John Prophet Says:

    Religion, the few telling the many what to think and believe.
    What makes the few so special? NOTHING!

  3. John Prophet Says:

    The Best That We Can Do

    I pray every night, have all my life.
    Have no proof anyone is listening, but I hope there is.
    It just may be a reinforcing technique, I’m not really sure.
    A prayer is a harmless thing hurts no one in its passing.
    I’ve lost faith in any religions, just spouting their propaganda.
    Just power trips as far as I can tell.
    The few telling the many what to do.
    See no reason to put them between me and the creator.
    Some say all that we see comes from nothing, a quantum fluctuation that’s all.
    That may be the case I do not really know, neither does anyone else.
    Karl Marx said ” religion is the opiate of the people”, he may be right but no one can say for sure.
    Some say have faith, “God spoke to us, showing us the way”.
    That may be the case, but nobody knows for sure.
    Faith is a funny thing, we can have faith in almost anything.
    If there is a creator its intentions is beyond ours to know.
    So the best we can do is live our lives, and focus on what we can.
    Treat others as we’d like to be treated seems like a good philosophy.
    The Golden Rule is simple enough, and seems to make sense to me.

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