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Don't blame migrants for everything, Pope tells politicians

December 18, 2018 10:49 AM
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Tuesday condemned nationalist leaders who blame migrants for their countries’ problems and themselves fostered mistrust in society by pursuing dishonest gain and xenophobic and racist policies.

The 82-year-old pope, who has made defense of migrants a plank of his papacy, made the comments in his message for the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace on Jan. 1. It is sent to heads of state and government and international organizations.

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