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Pope Francis' Francis responds to Donald Trump' s insults and accusation on him

By February 19, 2016 14 Comments

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.

14 Comments

  • Bessong Ernest. says:

    Pray for the Pope.

  • Dan Collins says:

    The pope has no right to determine a person’s Christianity on the basis of their seeking to preserve national integrity. All countries have immigration regulation. Tony Abbott, PM of Australia, established strong boundary controls. He also happens to be a very strong Catholic. The pope is saying Abbott is not a Christian. This pope shoots off his mouth far too much. He is a third world Jesuit left-liberal Peronista. I disavow him and await a proper pope. I have been a catholic 68 years. I will not have this man speak for me.

    • Diane Cheong says:

      Dan, I am sorry that you feel this way, but you must take into considerations several factors… the translation of what was said and the spirit it was intended. The Holy Father never said Trump is not Christian, but that being a Christian is about building bridges not walls. In this Year of Mercy that is what we should be doing. To be merciful just as our Father in Heaven is merciful Luke 6:36. God bless

  • Abel says:

    The Catholic church has never built walls against individuals against people or societies the church’s view on an any issue has always has always been from the Bible and not based on any individuals opinion The world does not revolve around anybody,country or race

  • Matt says:

    First of all, this misleading article does not include the Pope’s full quote in which he gives Mr Trump the benefit of the doubt.
    The whole issue was started by Trump who stuck his nose into a homily given by Pope Francis DURING A MASS IN THE COUNTRY OF MEXICO. The Pope was asking Mexicans for mercy and “the gift of tears” for their countrymen who were forced into migration by the terrible conditions in Mexico. This had nothing to do with Trump.
    As for the Popes answer:
    1. It was to a direct question in an interview.
    2. It was in response to Trump’s public judgmental comments of the Pope:
    “I think the Pope is a very political person. I think he doesn’t understand the problems our country has,” Trump said.
    Trump said the Pope doesn’t understand the “danger” of having an open border with Mexico and suggested that Mexico’s leaders “seduced” the Pope into the Mass in order to keep the border the way it is, “because they’re making a fortune, and we’re losing.”
    3. The Pope didn’t single out Trump, if you read the full text, you would realize he is speaking hypothetically.
    4. Trump, who has repeatedly questioned Senator Cruz’, Dr. Carson’s, and President Obama’s Christian faith, also said “no leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith.

  • Jane says:

    The Catholic Church opens the gates of heaven. Jesus becomes our GPS. If we follow His teachings we will have eternal happiness . We are born with a free will We have the 10 Commndments as our rules to

  • Anthony says:

    The Catholic church is the church that Jesus founded !

  • Fiona says:

    Why is there a big wall round some of the Vatican residences then where all the priests live (Rome) and guards at the gates?
    However Trump doesn’t display the fruits of the spirit…kindness, humility, love, peace, understanding. Owning a bible and going to church foes not make you a Christian. As Jesus said you can tell the heart of a man by his fruits.

  • Billy says:

    Patrick, you could not be further from the truth. I think you have to start looking at life from the Eyes of the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ, and trust Them, and trust His Mystical Body the Church, which He established and then you will see Truth. There is so much Truth that people don’t see because they are married to worldly ideas and society’s false teachings. Pray to the Holy Spirit and invite Jesus into your heart. An encounter with Jesus is just what we need and He will show us the Truth. He is the Truth. God Bless you.

  • Susan says:

    Love your neigbour as you love your self. If you build walls, how will you love your neigbour on the other side? If it was not for love, Jesus would not have died for us all. You may have money and all materials in this world, but if you have no love for others then you are nothing. It’s not just about attacking the Pop, it’s about what Jesus would have said if he was around. As Christians, it is our duty to correct one another, this does not mean for one to correct the other should be righteous. I totally agree with the Pop.

  • Dennis oyunga says:

    We should build bridges and not walls coz that is what God wants us to do with our lives. Long live Paps Francis

  • Patmos says:

    +MY CATHOLIC CHURCH FOREVER, TRUMP IN TEMPER SINCE HE SI GOING TO LOSE!

  • Eugene Yagason says:

    Catholicism is Christianity and Christianity means ONE in Christ Jesus. Am sure like many Popes who came and gone, Pope Francis is gathering. He’s therefore likely to meet people like Mr. Trump. Once the Pope was expressing his individual view about a social menace, he could have been wrong as he is human. It was also not a duel between Francis and Trump, was it? Building a wall and building a bridge are all important in Christianity – oneness in Christ Jesus (John 17). I love both Francis and Trump.

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