Pope's quotes: An exile

A quote from Pope Francis:

"We too can live, at times, in a sort of exile, when loneliness, suffering and death make us think we have been abandoned by God. And how many of our brothers live in this time a real and dramatic situation of exile, far from their homeland, with the rubble of their homes still before their eyes, fear in their hearts and, unfortunately, the pain for the loss of loved ones. In these cases, one might ask: where is God? How is it possible that so much suffering may befall innocent men, women and children? And when they try to enter another place, the doors are closed to them. And they are there, at the border because there are so many closed doors and closed hearts. Today's migrants suffer from the cold, without food, and are unable to enter, they receive no welcome. I like to hear of nations and governments who open their heart and open the doors."

-- General audience, March 16, 2016

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