Pro-Immigration Pope Lives in Vatican City With Strictest Immigration Policies in the World– AND A WALL
Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday morning.
Francis urged Congress to reject the “mindset of hostility” towards immigrants.
Meanwhile the Vatican has the strictest immigration policy in the world.
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Washington Times reported:
The Vatican, for its part, welcomes millions of visitors a year — but allows only a very select few, who meet strict criteria, to be admitted as residents or citizens.
Only about 450 of its 800 or so residents actually hold citizenship, according to a 2012 study by the Library of Congress. That study said citizens are either church cardinals who reside in the Vatican, the Holy See’s diplomats around the world, and those who have to reside in the city because of their jobs, such as the Swiss Guard.
Spouses and children who live in the city because of their relationship with citizens — including the Swiss Guard and workers such as the gardener — can also be granted citizenship. But that means few of the Vatican’s citizens are women.
A Vatican spokesman did not return an email seeking comment on its policy.