“We must break down the walls that divide: try to increase welfare and make it more popular, but to achieve this we need to break down those walls and build bridges that allow to decrease inequality and increase freedom and rights. More rights and more freedom. ” Pope Francis said in a long interview, released Monday, with the founder of “Republica” Eugenio Scalfari.
The Pope indicates refugees and immigrants as his main concern and about Trump said: “I do not give opinion on people and politicians, I just want to understand the suffering that they cause to the poor and excluded with their way they do.” About refugees and migrants he sees “many times” only people worried about their jobs and wages. The money is against the poor, against immigrants and refugees, but there are also poor people in rich countries who fear the reception of their fellows from poor countries. It is a vicious circle and it must be stopped. ”
The pain of inequality
Inequalities, said the Holy Father, “is the greater evil that exists in the world. It is the money that creates and it is against those measures that try to level the well-being and thus promote equality. ” “Communists who think like Christians,” and “Christ spoke of a society where the poor, the weak, the marginalized, can decide. Not demagogues, not Barabbas, but the people, the poor, who have faith in the transcendent God or not, we need to help them to achieve equality and freedom “.Francesco hopes that the Popular Movement enter into politics,” not the so-called political jargon, wrangling for power, selfishness, demagogy, the money, but the high politics, creative, big visions. ”
The new martyrs
“Never thought about war and weapons,”said “The blood, yes, it can be spread, but will be eventually Christians to be martyred like it is happening in most of the world at the hands of IS fundamentalists and terrorists, executioners. Those are horrible and the Christians are the victims. “