Translated into English with a combination of Bing and Google for clarity:
Pope Francis was in favour of immigration – until he visited Malmö
FriaTider, Published 8 november 2016
By Daniel Albinsson
Pope Francis visit to Sweden last week seems to have been a real eye opener for him. It writes the prestigious Catholic magazine Crux that has great insight into the life of the Pope and the Vatican.
The Pope has previously made statements such as “we are all immigrants”, and it is “hypocritical to call oneself Christian and reject refugees” and that “immigrants do not pose a danger”. The statements have been interpreted that the Pope has supported the open borders policy that, among other things, Sweden and Germany implemented.
On the flight home to Rome after visiting Malmö and Lund the Pope suddenly took a different tone, reports the magazine with correspondents working full time at the Vatican.
– Immigrants must be processed in accordance with certain rules, immigration is a right, but it must be regulated, said the Pope.
– On the other hand; being a refugee means that you come from a terrible situation with war, anxiety, hunger and a refugee status requires more care and work.
During his visit, the Pope met with Sweden a Swedish Government representative who is reported to have informed him of the situation in the country. According to the anonymous representative only 500 of the 163,000 asylum seekers who came to Sweden last year have got jobs and are self-sufficient. The rest live on welfare.
The figures, which are not spoken highly of in Sweden, seem to worry the Pope. He is also concerned by reports of so-called “no-go zones” as particularly lonely police patrols are hesitant to go into, for example, to check a suspicious car.
– What are the hazards when a refugee or immigrant will not integrate? Francis asked rhetorically.
– He is gettofied, he ends up in a ghetto. A culture that does not evolve in relationship with another culture, is dangerous!
The Pope also clarified that he distinguishes between having an open heart and an open border.
– If a country only manages to integrate, for example, 20 immigrants, then it should just let in so many. If another country can receive more, then it may receive more, he said.