'Never be ashamed,' pope tells immigrants in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA -- Speaking from the steps outside Independence Hall, Pope Francis asked the world's religions Saturday to embrace peace and tolerance and told America's immigrants to stay strong and "never be ashamed" of their traditions.
Francis said he greeted Latino immigrants Saturday with "particular affection" and gave them particularly strong words of encouragement. "Thank you for opening the doors," the pope said.
"Do not be discouraged by whatever challenges and hardships you face," said Francis, who delivered his speech in Spanish and said... read more
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