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POPE: TEAR DOWN walls and WELCOM Muslim migrants into Europe

THE POPE has once again waded into the migrant row by urging Europeans to tear down border walls and welcome migrants with open arms into their countries.


A furious Pope Francis, who recently brought 12 Syrian refugees back to Rome from a visit to Greece, asked shocked onlookers at the Vatican yesterday: “What has happened to you?”

He said: “I dream of a Europe where being a migrant is not a crime.

“What has happened to you, the Europe of humanism, the champion of human rights, democracy and freedom?

“What has happened to you, Europe, the home of poets, philosophers, artists, musicians and men and women of letters?”

“What has happened to you, Europe, the mother of peoples and nations, the mother of great men and women who upheld, and even sacrificed their theirs for the dignity of their brothers and sisters?”

Pope Francis said European leaders “putting up fences” were sacrificing the “multicultural” uniqueness of the continent.


Among the audience to his speech was German chancellor Angela Merkel and Jean Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission.

Following the speech, Mr Juncker said some “part time” members of the EU should listen to the Pope’s words.

He said: “Some will joke


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