UPDATE 18 July:
There are some comments in the combox which help us get to what SSPX Italy really said. Take a look and decide if Gazzetta distorted the story.
From Gazzetta del Sud (their translation):
Lefebvrists chide pope over visit to immigrant island
‘Against centuries of defending Italy from Muslim invasion’
Rome, July 16 – The Italian chapter of the Catholic traditionalist Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) [So, this was not from the SSPX superior, Bp. Fellay. It is hard to know if he was consulted.]condemned Pope Francis on Tuesday for visiting immigrants and refugees on the island of Lampedusa. In a statement, the Lefebvrist breakaway group criticized the pope for going against centuries of Church efforts to “preserve Catholicism” in the face of the “Mohammedan invasion,” recalling “popes, among whom many saints, who armed fleets to stop the (armed, of course) Muslims in Italy”. [Perhaps a distinction is in order: in centuries past Muslims invaded because they were intent on spreading Islam. These illegal immigrants are probably not doing that.] Last week Francis chose Lampedusa, an island off the coast of Sicily, as the destination for his first official trip as pope, drawing attention to the plight of thousands who cross the Mediterranean – and the many who die in the process – each year trying to immigrate through Italy. SSPX said the visit reflected the influence of a “Masonic plot to create a multi-cultural society”. [Look. Masonry in Italy is not what it is in the USA, or even in England. It is far more virulent, anti-Catholic. But… read that again. Sounds pretty weird.] SSPX broke away from the Church over theological differences stemming from the changes it adopted with the Second Vatican Council of some 45 years ago. The Vatican is currently engaged in a process aimed at formally reuniting the group with the Catholic Church.
And this statement really helped that, I’m sure.