Says U.S. must 'open its arms'
Pope Benedict XVI urged the nation's Roman Catholic bishops and cardinals Wednesday to support new immigrants to the United States.
"I want to encourage you and your communities to continue to welcome the immigrants who join your ranks today, to share their joys and hopes, to support them in their sorrows and trials and to help them flourish in their new home," the pope said during a prayer service at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said he was pleased that the pope "commented almost immediately on the role of immigrants in our culture."
While the Pope fiddles around with Bush, Rome burns. Sorry Padre', it doesn't fly...not even in Italy.
Illegals Called An 'Army of Evil' (Italian PM Berlusconi)
ROME — Silvio Berlusconi branded illegal immigrants an "army of evil" on yesterday in his first day in office after winning Italy's general election.
Mr. Berlusconi, 71, who was elected on Monday to serve a third term as prime minister, said that he would "step up neighborhood police, who can be an army of good, placing themselves between the Italian people and the army of evil."
He vowed to deport non-European Union citizens who "do not have work or home and are forced into crime in order to live."
His comments will have pleased his "post-fascist" allies and the Northern League, which declared four years ago that immigrants should be shot in their boats.