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Parties that support the Vatican’s stance on immigration tanked in the Italian elections

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington called for God’s blessing on those acting in civil disobedience

The Church must address the difference between refugees and economic migrants

We cannot pretend that immigration is always a boon to the host-nation

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But new arrivals must also ‘know and respect the laws, the culture and the traditions of the countries that take them in’

Many voters disagree with the Pope’s position on migrants. He needs to win them over

‘So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary’

The cardinal also said Europe was undergoing a ‘quiet apostasy’ by rejecting its Christian roots

It’s all right for the Church to avoid taking sides on divisive issues