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What does Loving the Immigrant Actually Mean?

Wisdom of Pope Francis

In this latest episode of the Wisdom of Pope Francis podcast, I dive into chapter four of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. This section addresses the practical ways nations can help immigrants in their midst.

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Quotes and ideas from Fratelli Tutti mentioned in the podcast.

What does it mean to “find concrete embodiment” of the abstract idea of brotherhood? (128)

Help the immigrants: 1. Welcome. 2. Protect. 3. Promote. 4. Integrate (129)

Practical steps – (130)

“Providing suitable and dignified housing”

“Guaranteeing religious freedom”

“citizenship” (131)

“Migrants bring an opportunity for enrichment and the integral human development of all”

“When we open our hearts to those who are different, this enables them, while continuing to be themselves, to develop in new ways.” (134)

“Immigrants, if they are helped to integrate, are a blessing, a source of enrichment and new gift that encourages a society to grow.” (134)

“The West can discover in the East remedies for those spiritual and religious maladies that are caused by a prevailing materialism. And the East can find in the West many elements that can help free it from weakness, division, conflict and scientific, technical and cultural decline.” (136)

“A country that moves forward while remaining solidly grounded in its original cultural substratum is a treasure for the whole of humanity.” (137)

“We need to develop the awareness that nowadays we are either all saved together or no one is saved.” (137)

“We need to attain a global juridical, political and economic order ‘which can increase and give direction to international cooperation for the development of all peoples in solidarity.'” (138)

We received life freely; we paid nothing for it.” (140)

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