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French MEP 'Irritated' by Pope's Criticism of Roma Deportation

Paris/Sofia, 26.8.2010 13:41, (NOVINITE)

The French Member of the European Parliament, Bruno Gollnisch, proposes that Roma deported from France are accommodated at the St. Peter Square in Rome, according to the French newspaper Point.

Gollnish’s statement was triggered by words of Pope Benedict XVI condemning the actions of the French authorities.

The MEP, who is also a Deputy Chair of the far-right National Front, said he is “slightly irritated by such talk coming from the clergy, adding that after Roma invade the above said square then the discussion could be resumed.

“And I want them to answer – is France under a mandate to open its borders for all who wish to live in our country,” Gollnish said.

According to the MEP, France needs to renegotiate the EU agreements with countries where the Roma come from.

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