Pope Francis is no stranger to controversy.

He’s long been a supporter of open borders and mass migration.

Now it’s blown up in his face in a life threatening way.

An ISIS aligned group has claimed they will try to kill Pope Francis.

The Associated Press reports:

“Pope Francis’ top aide says a pro-Islamic State group video that targets the pope is worrying but notes Vatican security is already at a high level.

Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s No. 2 official, told reporters Saturday that a day earlier he had seen the video, which indicates the pope is a target. Recently, another video, transmitted on the pro-IS Telegram channel, suggested that Italy is the next target of an extremist attack.

Parolin said: “Obviously, one cannot help but worry, above all for the senseless hatred that it is.” But he said the Vatican hasn’t added more measures to its already high security.

The Vatican, headquarters of the Catholic church, and Italy have been indicated previously as possible targets of Islamist extremism.”

Italy is under threat despite the fact they have accepted record numbers of migrants.

The situation is so dire that Italy has threatened to close their ports under the strain of 10,000 new arrivals every week.

And Pope Francis has long been a supporter of policies that support and encourage migration, especially from Islamic nations.

The Catholic Herald reports:

“Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.”

“This is not something I’ve read in books, but I see in the newspapers and on television every day,” Pope Francis said.

Answering questions from young people in the group this morning, the pope said, “the sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy,” which is precisely what is happening when someone claims to be a Christian but does not live according to the teaching of Christ.

“You cannot be a Christian without living like a Christian,” he said. “You cannot be a Christian without practicing the Beatitudes. You cannot be a Christian without doing what Jesus teaches us in Matthew 25.” This is a reference to Christ’s injunction to help the needy by such works of mercy as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and welcoming the stranger.

“It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help,” he said. “If I say I am Christian, but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.”

Francis’ support for mass migration and accepting Islamic refugees has not spared him from ISIS’ wrath.

And the EU’s open border policies that allow unvetted Islamists full access to member nations provides an entry point for terrorists into Italy.

Open borders are a security threat.

European nations like France and Germany have been burned by allowing in refugees and asylum seekers from terrorist connected nations only to see them commit acts of jihad.

What are your thoughts?

Should the EU enact stricter border controls?

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