Experts say Francis will have a hard time winning over hearts and minds in the devout central European country as he arrives Wednesday for his first visit, part of the week-long World Youth Day faith extravaganza.
While Poland shunned refugees over alleged security risks amid Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War II, Francis encouraged open doors and charity for those fleeing conflict — regardless of their faith.
Howls of criticism — and even hate speech — went up in ethnically homogeneous, conservative Poland when the Catholic faithful saw Francis washing the feet of three Muslim asylum seekers during Easter celebrations in Italy.
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