> There is no wall in front of St Peter’s Basilica. It’s open, all the way to the Tiber River, and beyond. <
Yes, that’s true. That’s why I said “most of Vatican City is surrounded by huge walls”, and not “all of Vatican City is surrounded by huge walls”.
But that’s really not the point. The point is that most of Vatican City is off-limits. You cannot just stroll across the border, build yourself a shack, and then apply for citizenship.
Yet the Pope is telling other countries that they must let illegals stroll across the border, build themselves a shack, and then apply for citizenship.
As an aside (I love asides), I admire your defense of the Vatican, even though I obviously disagree. So I’ll let you have the last word if you wish. Regards!