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Catholic Pope in Poland calls on youth to welcome migrants

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Pope Francis in Krakow

While on a visit to Poland on July 28, Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church has called on several hundred thousand young pilgrims to express compassion and welcome migrants.

BBC reports that the head of Roman Catholic Church noted to young people gathered in Krakow «a merciful heart opens up to welcome refugees and migrants», a statement that puts him at odds with Poland’s anti-immigrant right-wing government.

Warsaw has refused to accept migrants as part the European Union migrant relocation scheme insisting they pose security threat after a wave of Islamist terror attacks in the bloc.

Pope Francis also evaluated that «merciful heart is able to be a place of refuge for those who are without a home or have lost their home; a merciful heart is able to build a home and a family for those forced to emigrate.»

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