Pope Francis has not been your traditional leader of the Catholic Church.
He’s gone out of his way to re-emphasize the church as a place of openness and acceptance, often to the chagrin of a lot of supporters.
As the leader of the world’s largest faith, Francis has kept an eye out on global issues, such as the Syrian refugee crisis currently embroiling Europe. This week, he decided to visit a refugee camp in Greece. Which isn’t a big deal.
But what he did next is. And a lot of people will NOT be pleased!
Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
The three families boarded the papal jet as the pontiff departed following his trip.
The Vatican said in a statement that Francis wanted to “make a gesture of welcome” to the refugees.
Are they Christians? Does that matter? This certainly is a kind gesture from the Holy Father. I just hope he did a background check and made sure these families weren’t in any way a danger to himself or the Vatican. I think this decision is going to ruffle a lot of feathers both inside and outside the church.
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