Pope chides France after Gypsies are deported


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VATICAN CITY (RNS) In an apparent criticism of France’s mass deportation of Roma (Gypsy) immigrants, Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday (Aug. 22) urged French-speaking Catholics to “accept legitimate human diversity” and practice “universal fraternity.” The pope made his remarks, which did not explicitly refer to the French policy, following his weekly Angelus prayer at the […]

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