While Pope Francis is in the United States effectively advocating for a borderless America, many people are amused by the irony of the giant wall surrounding his own Vatican City.
— World Affairs (@GMOChannel) March 23, 2016
Take the lead, Holy Father: Tear down that wall!
— 1/1024th female. (@MEEchelleO) September 23, 2015
During his speech before Congress, Pope Francis implored U.S. politicians to embrace migrants seeking to come into America.
This kind of walls are around the Vatican. pic.twitter.com/siqTybewLD
— jmorika (@jmorika) January 26, 2019
“Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the second World War,” the pope said, according to USA Today, including “thousands of persons (who) are led to travel north in search of a better life.
“We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation.”
“To respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal. We need to avoid a common temptation nowadays: to discard whatever proves troublesome.”
The wall in these photos is something more impressive than anything even Donald Trump could build.