Pope Francis: Walls do not solve problem, bring more hatred

Posted on Sep 28, 2015

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the Papal plane - REUTERS

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the Papal plane – REUTERS

(Vatican Radio) September 28, 2015 – During the flight that brought him back to Rome he spoke to journalists aboard the Papal plane, touching on many issues including his just concluded visit, the sex abuse scandal in the Church, the right to be a conscientious objector, a peace accord in Colombia, migration and the upcoming Synod on the Family. When asked about barriers being put up in Europe to stop the influx of migrants, the Pope had this to say about walls in general:

“All walls collapse sooner or later”. The solution, he said, must be found through dialogue. With barriers, he continued, the problem remains and with it, more hatred.