Pope Francis Addressed Immigration and Freedom

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In a speech nearly entirely delivered in his native Spanish, standing outside the world’s longest standing symbol of religious tolerance, Pope Francis late today urged all people of all religions to respect all faiths and he urged an embracing of immigrants. He said globalization is good if it brings us together in a way that does not require uniformity. On immigration, directly speaking to Hispanics, he said don’t be ashamed of your traditions, but he added there is also the responsibility to contribute as those who came before. The Pope was enthusiastically received by those on the Mall.

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