This is an extract from an article in Le Figaro, reporting on an interview the Pope gave to the French Catholic newspaper La Croix.
Last major element of this interview, which also offers greater insight into the Pope's vision of France, the question of Europe's roots, migrants, Islam and secularism. Pope François recognises the "roots" of Europe but "in the plural". When he hears talk of the "Christian roots of Europe", he "fears" a "triumphalist or vengeful" vision, "colonialist". Of course Europe cannot "open the gates wide in an irrational manner" to migrants, it is necessary to be "just and responsible", but "the worst thing" would be to "ghettoise" them, "on the contrary they need to be integrated". With regard to Islam, he thinks that "at bottom coexistence between Christians and Muslims is possible. I come from a country where they live together in pleasant familiarity," and he makes clear: "If a Muslim woman wants to wear the vehicle, she should be able to. Similarly, if a Catholic wants to wear a cross." He concludes: "The small criticism that I would address to France in this respect is the exaggeration of secularism ... France should make a step forward on this subject to accept that the opening up to transcendence is a right for everyone."Source
I checked the Muslim population of Argentina. It is actually larger than I would have thought.
link) about Muslims in Latin America, the first mosque was only built in Argentina 20 years ago, so there must be something different about these Muslims. UPDATE: The full interview is now available in English here (link).