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A lot of Italians are sick of the immigrant invasion, which Pope Francis supports.

If these Italians came to power, it’d be the easiest thing in the world to take Vatican City, depose Francis and put Benedict (or another) on the throne of St. Peter.

I know it’s extreme, but things are getting extreme.

MUDDOG, Free Republic 11 Comments [7/13/2018 1:53:11 PM]
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checkmate

Yup, really easy. And then ...?

7/13/2018 2:10:00 PM



Benedict retired. Probably because he didn't like doing it.

7/13/2018 2:27:02 PM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

Avignon 2.0 Award?

7/13/2018 2:28:53 PM

Anon-e-moose

If these Italians came to power, it’d be the easiest thing in the world to take Vatican City, depose Francis and put Benedict (or another) on the throne of St. Peter


Someone tried to be 'In Power'...:



...and look what happened to him.

Also:


7/13/2018 3:23:17 PM

Skide

Benedict abdicated, so what in the blue fuck makes you think he`d want the position?

7/13/2018 3:26:08 PM

Kuyohashi

I know the Swiss Guard looks silly in their Renaissance Fair costumes, but they only wear those for ceremony. On the actual job, they kit out in tac gear and assault rifles.
But no, I'm sure you and your drunken gun club buddies are totally DTF. Go get 'em, tiger.

7/13/2018 4:53:19 PM

Tricky Fox

Oh stop. The whole anti immigration thing is 50% petty tribalism and 50% DEY TERK ER JERBS. Oh yeah, and there's no way in hell a bunch of right wing militia fanatics would do any good. The Swiss guard are not to be trifled with, their kit on duty is modern as mentioned above, and should things get hairy, they can call on the Italian army for support.

7/13/2018 5:21:42 PM

Thinking Allowed

Hey Mudpuppy, you do know that the pope is catholic...right?

7/13/2018 7:49:11 PM

The Angry Dybbuk

I was curious what created this latest plague of anti-immigrant sentiment. It seems to be a combination of economic stressors - there are limited jobs as Italy still recovers from the global financial crisis - and of how populist politicians are trading in fear to improve their polling numbers.

Italy has a population of nearly 61 million, eight percent of which are permanent immigrants. The top five contributors are Romania, Albania, Morocco, China, and Ukraine. *

Somehow I doubt the East European immigrants are being shot in isolated incidents by unknown assailants.

("Migrants suffer amid rising anti-immigration sentiment in Italy" // The Fondazione ISMU – Initiatives and Studies on Multi-ethnicity: Fact Sheets on Human and Civil Rights for Migrants in Italy)

7/14/2018 7:02:27 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

@Kuyohashi and Tricky Fox:
The Swiss Guard is also mere 110 men strong. And, as I read it, he is fantasising about a proper Fascist take-over of the Italian government, so we are tallking about an actual country that completely surrounds the Pope's glorified city district.

7/14/2018 7:26:11 AM

checkmate

which Pope Francis supports


Why not the other way around? His Holiness Pope Francis could start a new immigration inquisition and globally order the arrest, torture, and painful execution of all those opposed to immigration.

Why not?

Chop 'em up into little bits and throw them in the Tiber.

7/14/2018 1:56:34 PM

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