Pope Francis warns of global ‘retreat from democracy,’ blasts nationalism


Assessment: The pope called upon the world “to open up paths of peace through a multilateralism that will not end up being stifled by excessive nationalistic demands …

Pope Francis warned the world of a “retreat from democracy” that’s been occurring in Europe and other nations.

The pope made his comments during a three-day visit to Greece, warning against nationalism and populism.

“[Democracy] is complex, whereas authoritarianism is peremptory and populism’s easy answers appear attractive,” the pope said.

“And He has made from one [a]blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings” Acts 17:26 

The pontiff added that Europe and other places are “witnessing a retreat from democracy.”

The pope’s comments follow a summit in Warsaw by nationalist leaders from countries, including France and Italy, that seeks to explore the creation of a grand coalition of such politicians.

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  1. The man is a globalist. Of course he’d blast nation states.

    As a matter of fact, history testifies that since before the end of the Second World War the notion of a nation state has been outlawed.

    We all wonder about why mass immigration takes place. Well, these people aren’t going to fight for their host country. No forces, no war. Or so they think!

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