The US Presidential candidate said to the Fox Business Network that Pope Francis is a politician and is being used by Mexicans. Donald Trump proposed that the US border fence be extended along the full length of the border.
Pope Francis on Thursday in his usual Press Conference on-board back from his Mexican trip answered questions based on Donald Trump’s words.
“Aristotle defined the human person as ‘animal politicus’ — (so) at least I’m a human person” in Trump’s eyes, Pope Francis said.
“As far as being ‘a pawn,’” the Pope said, “that’s up to your (the people) Judgement ”
But one thing Pope Francis said he did know was that “a person who thinks only of building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, isn’t Christian.”
Asked if a Catholic could vote for such a candidate in good conscience, the Pope told reporters: “I’m not going to get mixed up in that. I’ll just say, this man is not Christian if he says this” about building walls.
The Pope after dealing with issue related to Donald Trump also had sessions of interesting discussions with the Press talking about contraception and the Zika virus, the recently publicised letters between St John Paul II and a woman philosopher, the sex abuse scandal and the reaction of Ukrainian Catholics to the joint declaration he signed with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow last Friday in Cuba.