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World In Athens, Pope Francis a Europe "torn by nationalist selfishness"

22:05  04 december  2021
22:05  04 december  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  A Athènes, le pape François une Europe « déchirée par les égoïsmes nationalistes » © Copyright 2021, Obs

Pope Francis pointed this Saturday, December 4, on the first day of his visit to Athens, the responsibility of the Europe in the migration crisis and deploor that it is "sometimes blocked" and "torn by nationalist selfishness".

The 84-year-old Argentine Sovereign, arrived shortly after 11 hours (9 hours GMT) at Athens airport, regretted that "Europe persists in Tergiverser" against the arrivals of migrants "instead of being a solidarity engine ".

He spoke before the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou and the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and a parterre of Catholic personalities and civil society that warmly applauded it at the presidential Palace of Athens.

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Pope Francis will accommodate 50 migrants from Cyprus

if Pope Francis went to the Greek Island of Lesbos in 2016, where he will return Sunday, this is the first visit of a pope in Athens in twenty years, Since the displacement of John Paul II in May 2001. He had previously spent two days in Cyprus where he has broken down with "the wall of hatred" against migrants, of which fifty will be transferred to Rome, according to Nicosia.


Video: Pope François in Athens for the first papal visit in two decades (AFP)

in Athens, Pope Pontiff recalled that Greece had "received on some of its islands a number of Brothers and migrant sisters higher than that of the inhabitants themselves ". "The European Community, torn by nationalist selfishness, sometimes appears blocked and uncoordinated, instead of being a solidarity engine," he said before the political authorities.

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"decline in democracy"

Pope Francis has also noted "a decline in democracy, and not only on the European continent", considering that "democracy requires everyone's participation and involvement," when "L Autoritarianism is expeditious and the easy insurance offered by the populations seem tempting ".

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a few minutes earlier, President Sakelroopoulou had mentioned the "humanity of the Greeks and the disproportionate charge they supported" in the management of this crisis. "Our country endeavors as much as possible to prevent illegal trafficking from people," she emphasized. The President also thanked the Pope for his "warm support" during the conversion of the former Basilica Sainte-Sophie of Istanbul in mosque, in order to "keep as a universal symbol of religious worship and an emblematic monument of the global legacy ".

The pope said to Athens "quench his thirst to the sources of fraternity" and strengthen his bonds with his "brothers of faith", the Orthodox Christians, separated from the Catholic Church since the schism of 1054 between Rome and Constantinople. François spoke with the Archbishop of the Orthodox Church of Greece Hier II and his entourage.

Catholic women urge Vatican to sign Europe rights convention .
ROME (AP) — A consortium of Catholic women’s groups is calling on the Holy See to join the Council of Europe and to sign the European Convention on Human Rights, arguing that the Vatican should show consistency by expressing its firm commitment to protecting human rights. In a petition marking the Human Rights Day declared by the United Nations, the groups said the Holy See is recognized internationally as a sovereign state and presents itself as a firm promotor of human rights and dignity. Yet they noted the Vatican hasn’t followed up by adhering to the European Convention, regarded as the gold standard for rights protections around the world.

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