“I gave priority to children of God”
Apparently, Pope Francis shares Obama’s view of Middle Eastern Christian refugees. Despite the State Department’s reluctant statement that ISIS is committing genocide on Christians and on other Muslims throughout the Middle East, the Obama admin has been deporting and denying refuge to Middle Eastern refugees . . . those who are Christian, that is.
Pope Francis has also decided to open the Vatican exclusively to Muslim refugees.
A Christian brother and sister from Syria say they have been ‘let down’ by the Pope after he left them behind in a Lesbos refugee camp despite promises they would be given a new life in Italy.
Roula and Malek Abo say they were two of the lucky ‘chosen 12’ refugees selected by the Vatican to be taken from the desperate camp and housed in Rome.
But what seemed like the chance of a lifetime was cruelly snatched away when they were told the following day they couldn’t go. Instead three Muslim families were taken.
According to Vatican spokesman, the Christian refugees who were initially told they would be taken to Rome were ultimately passed over because their papers were not in order.
The Daily Mail continues:
Spokesman Massimiliano Signifredi called the incident ‘regrettable’ – adding: ‘The problem here is the three Syrians arrived after the March 20 deadline. They arrived just after the agreement between the European Union and Turkey.
Mr Signifredi said: ‘Our staff went to Lesbos and spoke with the people who were selected. But everything was decided by the Vatican.
‘The question why the Pope took only Muslims is difficult to understand and he was suffering, I think, because he wanted to do something also for Christians as the chief of the Catholic Church. But he couldn’t because there is this international agreement [with the EU].’
The Vatican declined to comment.
The pope was asked in an interview conducted on his flight back to the Vatican about his decision to accept only Muslim refugees.
When an aide suggested Pope Francis offer to fly some Syrian refugees back to Rome with him, he said he answered yes immediately because it was “an inspiration of the Holy Spirit.”
In the end, he said, 12 Syrians – members of three families, including six children – had all the necessary papers from the Greek and Italian governments in time to fly with the Pope.
The fact that the 12 are all Muslims did not enter into the equation, the Pope said. “I gave priority to children of God.”
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