Pope: ‘Surge’ in Nationalism, Racism, Xenophobia in 2020

Pope: ‘Surge’ in Nationalism, Racism, Xenophobia in 2020

December 17, 2020

In his message released on Thursday for the 2021 World Day of Peace, Pope Francis said the year 2020 was marked not only by the coronavirus pandemic, but also by a worrisome surge in “nationalism, racism, and xenophobia.”

“Sad to say,” he wrote, “we have also seen a surge in various forms of nationalism, racism and xenophobia, and wars and conflicts that bring only death and destruction in their wake.”

As Breitbart News reports, condemning nationalism is a common theme for the pope. In September he presented his ideas for a “great reset” before the United Nations, urging multilateralism and globalism over national sovereignty, which he sees as fueled by xenophobia, narrowmindedness, and selfishness.

“We are faced, then, with a choice between two possible paths,” the social justice pope stated at the time. “One path leads to the consolidation of multilateralism as the expression of a renewed sense of global co-responsibility, a solidarity grounded in justice and the attainment of peace and unity within the human family, which is God’s plan for our world.

“The other path emphasizes self-sufficiency, nationalism, protectionism, individualism and isolation,” he continued. It “excludes the poor, the vulnerable and those dwelling on the peripheries of life. That path would certainly be detrimental to the whole community, causing self-inflicted wounds on everyone. It must not prevail.”

What “must not prevail” is the open-borders, collectivist future he envisions and promotes. Nothing “excludes the poor, the vulnerable,” and “the whole community” like the reality of his socialist dream.

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