Have things really gone so far? What more awaits us?


International news agencies have related a shocking, heartbreaking occurrence: Two young Christian Syrian refugees in Lesbos, Greece, the brother and sister Roula and Malek Abo, were originally on the list of the 12 refugees who Francis would have taken to Rome — in a gesture devoid of any intention for publicity of course (!) — but they were abruptly taken off the list, and instead, Muslims were put in their place. In fact, the twelve refugees that boarded the plane with Francis were all followers of Mohammed.

The community of Sant’Egidio, in charge of organizing the trip for those who would benefit from the Bishop of Rome’s hospitality, had, of course, planned to benefit Christian refugees, brethren in the faith. Roula and Malek were chosen.

But the light of hope was soon extinguished…




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