(Gateway Pundit) – In May Italian media reported Pope Francis would not meet with Lega (League) Party leader and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini.
Salvini is a devout Catholic who regularly attends mass but Pope Francis allegedly won’t meet with him because of his hardliner stance on immigration.
Salvini wants to protect the homeland from an invasion of third world and mostly Muslim illegal migrants.
Pope Francis disagrees.
Pope Francis has previously met with Fidel Castro, Evo Morales and far left pro-abortion socialist Michael Moore.
This week Pope Francis again slammed Matteo Salvini comparing him to the Nazis.
This is completely unacceptable!
What a disgrace.
Church Militant reported:
Pope Francis is again slamming Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini over his “Italians first” platform, comparing the right-wing leader’s rhetoric to that of the Nazi regime.
“I am concerned because we hear speeches that resemble those of Hitler in 1934,” Francis told Italian newspaper La Stampa on Friday. “‘Us first. We … We …’ These are frightening thoughts.”
The Pope also denounced Salvini’s defense of Italy’s national sovereignty, calling it “an attitude of isolation.”