Pope Francis asks parishes to open doors to migrants

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VATICAN CITY - The voice of a higher calling is echoing across Europe. Sunday, Pope Francis asked Catholics to love thy neighbor with an open door policy.

Specifically, the pope is talking about refugee families and migrants forced to abandon their homes, fleeing political madness in Hungary and crisis in Syria.

Pope Francis said every parish, religious community, monastery and sanctuary in Europe has to host a family, starting with his own Diocese of Rome.

According to the Interior Ministry, since Saturday, about 12,000 migrants had made their way to Austria and Germany.

Meanwhile, the pope is having some first-world problems as well. He's planning to make a trip to Philadelphia in late September, and ticket holders are trying to actually scalping tickets for unheard of prices.

Although the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority transit pass is $10 to go see the pope, tickets on eBay are for sale as much as $89, or you can get a set of eight for $225.

The transportation authority says if you want a cheaper ride to see the pope, you'll have to pray that they are not sold out on the website.