That event is the World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Migrants. I believe it started November 19th. Am I the only one who thinks it to be quite a coincidence that this meeting is concurrent with Obama's nonsense?
Let's take a gander at some of the Pope's remarks during this Congress; "When encountering migrants, it is important to adopt an integrated perspective, capable of valuing their potential rather than seeing them only as a problem to be confronted and resolved. The authentic right to development regards every person and all people, viewed integrally. This demands that all people be guaranteed a minimal level of participation in the life of the human community. How much more necessary must this be in the case of the Christian community, where no one is a stranger and, therefore, everyone is worthy of being welcomed and supported” I agree - when the immigrants come here legally. If not, they are disrespecting our laws. If they come here illegally, they are the ones who make themselves strangers. Again - notice that we see no distinction between law-abiding immigrants and those who flout our rule of law? I find that lack of distinction, particularly among progressive Catholics, to be patently dishonest.
Earlier in the address he said that the Church "is a mother without limits and without borders". Well, ok - but the Church is not a nation in the political and temporal sense. I certainly hope that no one tries to draw a false analogy and try to adapt that principle to nations.
As I said, I don't think the timing of these two events "just happened". Most likely the White House glommed onto this Congress since the latter would have required a long time to plan. But I certainly expect to see more