Poland's Catholics ambiguous over Pope Francis' call for parishes to take in Muslim refugees

September 12, 2015 7:08 AM

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WARSAW, Poland – Pope Francis has called on his followers to open their hearts and parishes to refugees seeking shelter in Europe, but predominantly Catholic Poles are struggling to heed that call amid widespread fears that Muslim arrivals will threaten their security and economic status.

"On the question of taking in immigrants Pope Francis is wrong," Jaroslaw Gowin, a prominent Catholic politician, said Friday.

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