What is with this Pope?
I mean, I guess I don’t fully understand all the nuances to Catholicism, but I was always under the impression that the Pope should spend his time talking about Jesus.
But instead all I see this Pope doing is talking politics and pushing far-left ideologies.
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Is he the Pope or a politician?
Is he running the Vatican or trying to run the United States?
Well, take a look at his latest jab:
CNN had more on the comments:
Pope Francis on Sunday spoke out against governments that build walls to keep out migrants, reiterating his calls for a compassionate approach to migration.
"Those who build walls will become prisoners of the walls they put up," the Pope said. "This is history."
Francis made his comments to reporters while flying to Rome after a visit to Morocco, and when asked about the efforts of several nations, including the US and Spain, to build walls and fences to keep out migrants, Francis made his remark.
He said he wept after a Spanish journalist showed him a piece of concertina wire from the border of Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta, which borders Morocco.
Francis' remark about walls has particular resonance in the United States, where President Donald Trump has pledged to build a wall along the US-Mexico border and railed against undocumented immigrants.
The Pope's comment on Sunday was far from the first time he had pointed criticism for hardline immigration policies and border walls. Speaking in Panama earlier this year, Francis said, "Builders of walls sow fear."
Francis likewise said during Trump's presidential campaign that his call for a border wall made him "not Christian."
"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian," Francis said in 2016. "This is not the gospel."
At the time, Trump shot back at the Pope, calling the comment "disgraceful" and warning of an attack from ISIS against the Vatican.
And from Fox News:
Pope Francis on Sunday called out political leaders intent on building walls in their country and warned that they will "end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build."
The pope made the comment while aboard the papal plane while he returned to Italy from a trip to Morocco, according to Reuters.
"Builders of walls, be they made of razor wire or bricks, will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build," he said. Francis continued, "I realize that with this problem (of migration), a government has a hot potato in its hands, but it must be resolved differently, humanely, not with razor wire."
The pope did not mention Trump by name, but the two have a history of clashing over border policy. Perhaps their most public disagreement came at the height of the 2016 elections when Francis seemed to question Trump’s Christian faith in connection to plans for a U.S.-Mexico wall.
The pope said at the time, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the Gospel.”
Trump called the comments “disgraceful.”
Here is some of the online reaction:
Hey Pope.....THIS IS MAGA COUNTRY!
Please limit one per person.