During his return flight from Kazakhstan to Rome on Thursday, globalist Pope Francis told reporters that Westerners should be more open to immigration, insisting that it is a necessary antidote to the West’s “demographic winter.”
The West “needs people,” the pontiff said, especially considering the “demographic winter” so evident in Spain and Italy. “In Italy there are empty villages with just twenty old ladies and nothing else.”
“Why can’t we make a policy in the West where immigrants are included with the principle that the migrant should be welcomed, accompanied, promoted, and integrated?” he asked. Because otherwise, “everything is left empty.”
The pope went on to insist that the West itself is composed of former migrants.
“In my country – which I think is 49 million right now – we only have a little less than a million indigenous people, and everybody else is of migrant roots,” he declared. “Everybody: Spaniards, Italians, Germans, Polish Slavs, from Asia Minor, Lebanese, everybody… It’s mixed blood there, and this experience has helped us so much.”
“It’s true that things aren’t going too well in Latin American countries for political reasons,” he said, “but I think migration should be taken seriously, because it raises the intellectual and cordial value of the West somewhat.”
“On the contrary, with this demographic winter, where are we going?” he asked. “The West is declining on this point; it is losing ground.”
You know what might help, Your Holiness? Encouraging Europeans to have more children instead of importing immigrants from cultures hostile to European values and beliefs.