The Pope has joined the growing chorus of French clergymen who have rebuked Nicolas Sarkozy's government over its policy of sending Roma people back to their home countries.
Pope Benedict XVI voiced his discontent with French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s policy of deporting Roma people on Sunday, echoing numerous similar statements from French clergymen over the past few weeks.
In France, the archbishop of Aix-en-Provence and Arles on Sunday decried the “talk of security which may suggest that inferior populations exist.”
In early August, writing in the Christian magazine La Vie Pinte warned the government against a rebellion within the party. “If the government ventures down the path drawn by the president, we can expect a showdown with the Christian Democrats,” he said.
Date created : 2010-08-23