mercoledì 25 maggio 2022

Speaking about U.S. immigrants, Pope says ‘Irish brought the whiskey, Italians brought the Mafia’

(Inés San Martín, Crux)
Speaking about the need to welcome, accompany, promote and integrate migrants when they arrive in a new country, Pope Francis said that when it comes to the United States, “a people of migrants,” the Irish brought the whiskey, and the Italians brought the mafia. To understand migrants today, the pope said, the only thing most people have to do is look to their own roots as “most of us are children or grandchildren of migrants,” himself included, as his parents arrived in Argentina from northern Italy. (...)