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In the birthplace of democracy, the pope warns of the threats of populism

By NICOLE WINFIELD and DEREK GATOPOULOS
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Pope Francis has warned that the “easy answers” of populism and authoritarianism threaten democracy in Europe and called for new dedication to promoting democracy. promote the common good. Pope Francis used a speech in Greece, the birthplace of democracy, to talk about Europe in general, arguing that only strong multilateralism can successfully solve problems. current urgency, from environmental protection to poverty. He has lived through Argentina’s populist Peronist and military dictatorship, and has frequently warned of the danger that authoritarianism poses to the European Union. The Pope did not name specific countries or leaders in his speech on Saturday.. However, the EU has a feud with members Poland and Hungary over issues of the rule of law.

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