Pope Francis had a special message for Western Christians on Great Friday: repent for your racism.
In the Good Friday interview along with Italian-based reporter Lorena Bianchetti, the pontiff declared migrants are “ subdivided” by skin color and country associated with origin by the West.
“ Refugees are usually subdivided, ” the Francis said. “ There’s top class, second class, skin color, [whether] they come from a developed country [or] one that is not developed. ”
“ We are racists, we are racists. And this is bad, ” the pope added.
Pope Francis is wrapping up Good Fri events at the Colosseum with a Stations of the Cross procession, after criticizing the Western for only caring regarding refugees based on certain characteristics.
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Francis likened the particular flood of migrants straight into Europe and the US to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph’s escape to Egypt through King Herod, who was over the hunt to kill child Jesus.
“ The problem of the refugees is a problem that Jesus suffered too, because he was a migrant and a refugee in Egypt when he was a kid, to escape death, ” this individual said. “ How many of them are suffering to escape death! ”
Francis presided over the Stations from the Cross ceremony Friday night at the Colosseum, which featured a migrant family delivering a reflection for the 14th and final station, the placing of Christ’s without life body in the tomb right after his crucifixion.
“ Now we are right here. We have died to our past. We wanted to live in our personal land but war avoided that, ” the text reads. “ It is difficult to get a family to have to choose among its dreams and its independence, between its hopes and survival. ”
Francis has been a vocal supporter of flooding migrants into Western Europe, which actually former German Chancellor Angela Merkel accepted has led to a crisis of high violent crime and cultural division in the continent.
Watch the Stations from the Cross in full: