Francis celebrated an exclusive “Mass for migrants” in St. Peter’s Basilica on July 8 in commemoration of his journey to the Italian island Lampedusa, six years ago.
Lampedusa is a destination point of human traffickers coming from Libya.
The Mass was by invitation only in order to avoid embarrassing pictures of empty pews, as promoting mass-immigration and human trafficking is mostly a private obsession of Francis.
Only 250 people, immigrants and agents of the immigration business, where present in Saint Peter’s church. The Ferula(picture) used by Francis was made from parts of boat used by traffickers. It looked like a piece of firewood.
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980