Pope Francis admits how he REALLY feels about Donald Trump’s leadership




Pope Francis was interviewed by two Spanish reporters on January 19, during which he spoke about U.S. President Donald Trump.

Speaking to the El PaĂ­s reporters, Pope Francis described how people judge Trump’s words as a businessman. What they forget is how a new role can change a person.

“We must wait and see,” the pontiff explained, saying he wasn’t worried at all about Trump’s presidency.

As a businessman, Trump filled a certain role. He was responsible for people in a completely different environment. He did and said things the pontiff may not have agreed with but for now, the Pope said, “I’m waiting.”

He wants to see what Trump will do under the role of United States President.

“God waited so long for me, with all my sins,” Pope Francis stated, adding: “Being afraid or rejoicing beforehand because of something that might happen is, in my view, quite reckless.

“We will see. We will see what he does and then we will judge – always on the concrete. Christianity either is concrete or it is not Christianity.”

President Donald Trump gives his first presidential speech.President Donald Trump gives his first presidential speech.

The reporters asked about Trump and populists within the U.S. and Europe who “capitalize on fear in the face of an uncertain future in order to form a message full of xenophobia and hatred toward the foreigner.”

Without hesitation, His Holiness replied: “Crises provoke fear, alarm. In my opinion, the most obvious example of European populism is Germany in 1933. After (Paul von) Hindenburg, after the crisis of 1930, Germany is broken, it needs to get up, to find its identity, a leader, someone capable of restoring its character, and there is a young man named Adolf Hitler who says: ‘I can, I can.’

“Hitler didn’t steal the power, his people voted for him, and then he destroyed his people.”

Pope Francis continued, explaining how in times of crisis, the majority of the population goes off in search of a strong leader they believe will turn everything around.

“Let’s look for a savior who gives us back our identity and let’s defend ourselves with walls, barbed-wire, whatever, from other peoples who may rob us of our identity,” the pontiff said of the public. “And that is a very serious thing [but] no country has the right to deprive its citizens of the possibility of talking with their neighbors.”

By Kenya Sinclair





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4 comments

  1. Patrick Gannon Reply

    Keep in mind that the “majority” of the people in the US did not vote for Trump. Only half of registered voters actually went to the polls and slightly less than half of them voted for Trump, so he gets support from 25%, opposition from 25% and apathy from 50%.

    Our problem is apathy. Why should we bother with things here and now when our religions tell us we get a second chance? Why should we care? Our entire purpose in life is to get from here to over there, wherever it is that Yahweh-Jesus, is, right? Nothing else really matters. This is what religion teaches us…. and if you’re a Catholic, you know that nothing in life matters except avoiding Hell, right? It’s all about the fear.

    1. Anon Reply

      Where are you getting your statistics? It seems to me and according to polls I’ve read and evidence points to the majority did vote for Trump.
      Also, your gravely mistaken about the way a Christian should live his or her live, that it is all about getting to heaven with no concern with here on earth and it’s all about fear. This is not the Christian message nor how we view our journey here. It is here on earth that we are given the opportunity to express our love for God and for one another and to show our love and our gratitude to God by appreciating what we are given. If you’re a Catholic, nothing else in life matters except loving God, and this includes loving our neighbor and treating the world we live in with graciousness and stewardship.

  2. Cindy Reply

    “..in times of crisis, the majority of the population goes off in search of a strong leader they believe will turn everything around.” That’s the very basis of his own poularity, with Catholics and non Catholics.

  3. Maria. Barbiero Reply

    POPE FRANCIS is a Christian leader ,he rappresent God on hearth .If the world would listen to his daily messages .Of Peace Love, Charity ,the world would be a heavenly place.!! The world rejected Jesus and will always reject POPE FRANCIS and the truth about our church . WHO is an Anticristo? WHO persecute the church of JESUS CHRIST that left to ST Peter . Don’t forget , TWO THOUSANDS YEARS AND going . What the Peoples day it’s not important .Only JESUS CHRIST will be the judge .

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