Saturday, 28 October 2017

Cardinal Sarah says countries are entitled to reject refugees

On Sunday Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, told the Europa Christi conference in Poland that
“The right of a nation to distinguish a refugee from an economic immigrant who does not identify with the culture of the country in which he wants to live cannot be undermined.”
The speech is reported in the Catholic Herald. It is common sense and repeats what
several Eastern European bishops have said, but it contradicts the pronouncements of Pope Francis on immigrants.

Cardinal Sarah defended the right of any country to deny migrants who pose a threat to that country’s common good, who seek to erode national identity, or who hold religious beliefs that are contradictory to that country’s culture.

“The ideology of liberal individualism promotes a mixing that is designed to erode the natural borders of homelands and cultures, and leads to a post-national and one-dimensional world where the only things that matter are consumption and production.”

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