Speaking from a very walled city….
‘Italy cannot support everyone’ Furious backlash at Pope’s demand for migrant protection
THE Pope has been attacked for his “unheard meddling in Italian politics” after he called babies born in the country to migrant parents to be awarded Italian nationality.
Matteo Salvini, leader of the eurosceptic Lega Nord party told the Pope should instead house migrant families in the Vatican.
There are growing calls from the left to allow migrants ‘Ius Soli’ – roughly translated as birthright citizenship.
Supporters believe that the new law would help integration in Italy.
Mr Salvini said: “If the Pope wants to apply ‘ius soli’ in the Vatican city, go ahead and do it, but Italy can’t receive everyone.”
Tony Iwobi, who is responsible for the Department of Security and Immigration of Lega Nord, said it was “a serious and unheard meddling of Pope Francis in Italian politics. With this yes to ius soli and ius culturae”.
Pope Francis has said that “every foreigner who knocks at our door is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed or rejected foreigners.”