Returning from a trip to Colombia, where he urged people there to overcome divisions after the government reached a peace deal with leftist rebels, Pope Francis strongly criticized climate change deniers. "I have hope in this".
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"Drugs, other addictions, suicides - youth suicides are very high - and this happens when they are torn from their roots", Pope Francis said.
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Francis told reporters that it was important for young people to have roots, referring to the program's previous rulings that deferred deportations for those who arrived to the US before the age of sixteen.
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Earlier, arriving from Bogota for the last day of his five-day visit, Pope Francis went to one of Cartagena's poorest neighborhoods, where he blessed the cornerstone for a series of houses for particularly vulnerable people: the homeless and victims of trafficking. In the end, they are the ones who will determine whether Colombia truly has peace after 52 years of civil war.
Pope Francis said he had heard of Trump's decision, but had not had time to study the details of the issue.
"It is of the greatest importance that we who call ourselves disciples not cling to a certain style or to particular practices that cause us to be more like some Pharisees than like Jesus", he said. Pope Francis asked. "Alongside St. Peter Claver were thousands of Christians, many of them consecrated, but only a handful started a countercultural movement of encounter".
Noting that "the scientists say clearly what are the roads to follow", Francis emphasized that "all of us have a responsibility...and I believe we must take it seriously". In order to find new paths to peace, he said, "the first step is to feel the pain of others, to make it our own, neither overlooking it or becoming inured to it".
Eighty-year-old Francis welcomed the assembled crowd in the poor San Francisco neighborhood on the last day of his visit to Colombia when his vehicle pulled up brakes to prevent a man from standing in its way.
He also said that the Holy See had spoken "loud and clear" about the Venezuela crisis, saying that "what is most painful is the humanitarian problem".