POPE FRANCIS DECLARES WAR ON SALVINI: Pope Uses The Basilica Of St. Peter To Say MASS To Declare War On Salvini...WEAPONIZES THE MASS?
Statement by the Director «ad interim» of the Press Office of the Holy See, Alessandro Gisotti, 01.07.2019
On the occasion of the sixth anniversary of his visit to Lampedusa, on Monday , 8 July, the Holy Father Francis will celebrate Mass for Migrants, at 11.00, in the Basilica of San Pedro. About 250 people will participate, including migrants, refugees and those who have committed to save their lives.
At the Mass, presided over by the Pope at the Altar of the Chair, only those invited by the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development, to which the Holy Father has entrusted the preparation of the event, will be present.
The Mass will be broadcast live by Vatican Media , but the presence of journalists in the Basilica is not planned. The Holy Father wishes that this is as much as possible a moment of recollection, in memory of all those who have lost their lives escaping war and misery and to encourage those who, every day, strive to sustain, accompany and welcome to migrants and refugees. Source