The New York Daily News reports:
Pope Francis urged European leaders on Friday to resist the “false forms of security” promised by populists who want to wall themselves off and instead bank on a future of greater solidarity and union.
Francis welcomed 27 EU leaders to the Vatican on the eve of a summit to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the founding charter of the bloc.
The summit falls just days before Britain triggers a procedure to leave the EU and comes amid a wave of anti-EU populist sentiment sweeping the continent that threatens the very essence of the EU.
“Politics needs this kind of leadership which avoids appealing to emotions to gain consent but instead, in a spirit of solidarity and subsidiarity, devises policies that can make the union as a whole develop harmoniously.”
Some reactions from Breitbart readers:
“If he is the spiritual leader of the Catholic church, why does he sound so much like a minion of Satan?”
“No, you POS “Pope,” populism is a revolution by WE THE PEOPLE against scum like you who lust to destroy our freedom and vest control of our lives in the worlds’s elitist career politicians… like you.”
“He clearly DOES NOT CARE innocent people are being raped and slaughtered by an islamic invasion of the West. He’s a monster.”
“He and Soros are on the same page when it comes to one world government under the control of a socialist elite.”