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Basilica: Catholic Church and Countries

basilica: Peter's Basilica on Sunday, a day the Catholic Church dedicated to the issues and contributions of those who leave homelands in hope of a better life, according to Metro News. New arrivals must know and respect the laws, the culture and the traditions of the countries that take them in, he said. At his invitation, several thousand migrants, refugees and immigrants from 49 countries joined Francis at Mass in St. Local communities must open themselves without prejudices to their rich diversity, to understand the hopes and potential of the newly arrived as well as their fears and vulnerabilities. As a result, we often refuse to encounter the other and raise barriers to defend ourselves. It is not easy to enter into another culture, to put oneself in the shoes of people so different from us, to understand their thoughts and their experiences, Francis said. ( As reported in the news.