Pope Francis Calls Out Donald Trump as “not Christian” – Trump Calls it “Disgraceful”

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-pope-francis-bless-faithful-vatican-city-rome-italy-november-popemobile-blesses-st-peter-s-square-image36572888Pope Francis has publicly denounced Donald Trump – billionaire businessman and aspiring Republican U.S. Presidential candidate.

The Pope said

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,”

This is in reference to one of Trump’s proposed plans to build a wall between the U.S. and its southern neighbor Mexico, due to thousands of illegal immigrants who enter from the country.

Trump has reacted to the news, calling it “disgraceful” for the Pope to question his Christianity. CNN reports,

“No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith,” he said in statement. Trump added that the government in Mexico, where Francis spent the past five days, has “made many disparaging remarks about me to the Pope.”

“If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’s ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president,” Trump said.

By Thursday evening, the GOP candidate had softened his tone.

“I don’t like fighting with the Pope,” Trump said at a GOP town hall debate in South Carolina hosted by CNN. “I like his personality; I like what he represents.”

He added that he thinks Francis’ remarks were “much nicer” than the media reported and that the Pope had been misled by Mexican officials.

Trump also said that the Pope has an “awfully big wall” himself at the Vatican.

Trump’s social media advisor echoed these sentiments, with this Tweet

Trump further said the Pope is a pawn of the Mexican government, but the Pope made light of his claims.

Before the Pope left for Mexico, Trump called Francis “a very political person” and suggested that the pontiff, who celebrated Mass Wednesday near the U.S.-Mexican border, was a pawn of the Mexican government.

The Pope made light of Trump’s accusations.

“Thank God he said I was a politician because Aristotle defined the human person as ‘animal politicus.’ So at least I am a human person,” he said. “As to whether I am a pawn, well, maybe, I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people.”

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20 Comments on Pope Francis Calls Out Donald Trump as “not Christian” – Trump Calls it “Disgraceful”
  • AmericanWonder February 19, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Silly Pope, he forgot he lived in a walled city.

    • been there February 19, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      really? well at least even if u climb the vatican wall to have ur baby, theres no citizenship waiting for u there.

    • jay February 19, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      How dare you call the pope silly?

    • ATL’s finest February 20, 2016 at 3:08 am

      Silly pope U say? One of the most influential servant of God in the world. Well 100% of people will choose the pope over ugly ass Trump. So watch ur words. Besides, Pope is right. Ain’t body got time to listen to Trump & his red neck words.

  • timmyblast February 19, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Trump as got issues

  • Tee February 19, 2016 at 9:59 am

    The Pope is right; compassion is the most important virtue of Christianity, Love thy neighbor as thy self, if you don’t have empathy for other then you are simply not a Christian. one should try by all mean to alleviate suffering. God help the whole world if this Trump should win the presidential race.

    • AmercianWonder February 19, 2016 at 11:56 am

      I have no problem with Trump building a wall, an elected govt.’s first priority should be the protection and security of the electorate, you can’t just have anyone sneaking into your territory illegally, you need to know who is coming and going. Open border policy is idealistic, see what’s happening now in Europe, they’re now resuming border control & erecting walls. What is the point of taking in more refugees than you can cater for? The Paris bombers were easily able to waka about & escape from one country to another undetected.
      Why do you have a door & key to the entrance of your house? In the name of compassion leave it wide open everyday. Nonsense. Compassion doesn’t mean absorbing refugees and illegals. Better to teach them to fish & develop themselves to ‘alleviate suffering’ instead of giving them your fish.

      Even churches get lock, cctv, alarms, guards, beware of dog & the lion of judah.

      • Olanne February 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm

        I mistakenly liked your useless comment. What on earth are you rambling about? Trump is a bigot, a racist and a bloody dimwit with the IQ of a toddler. He is a misogynist and a complete idiot with no idea of how politics works. Build a wall in the San Diego/Mexican border and have Mexicans pay for it? Will stop Muslims from coming to America and if you are a Muslim in America, you will register to identify that you are a Muslim. Is this some sort of Hitler regime he wants? Don’t speak on something you know nothing about and if you think you do, educate yourself because you clearly do not.

        I hope you are not an immigrant in America because the irony of your ridiculous response to this topic is phenomenal. Trump is a bad joke that stayed because the media hyped him and America deep down is a racist country that loves bad stupid jokes – like Trump.

      • AmericanWonder February 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm

        You’ve clearly just been reading the media headlines and taking his comments at face value without context like a bloody dimwit with the IQ of a toddler.

      • AmericanWonder February 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm

        Immigrant in America!?!
        Lol, talk about irony!

  • keke driver February 19, 2016 at 10:05 am

    This Trump guy need some cautioning, He acts like a child and the sad thing is that some Americans are gonna vote for Him, He doesn’t think at all before talking…..What an excuse for a man.

  • Mondela February 19, 2016 at 10:41 am

    This pope is always in the news…dont know if it should be so.i admire his humility tho

  • Tolu February 19, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I think the score line is still 1:1

  • ForTheRightsOfMen February 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Am for the Pope! Viva papa!

  • prince February 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    When you hear someone talk, you know if that person was born to lead. I am not a Roman Catholic but the Pope spoke well and that to me is someone that was born to lead.

    Trump on the other hand forced himself where he is today, Leaders don’t talk anyhow. leaders comport themselves and that is not working with Trump, he talks trashy, senseless and foolishly. That is not the kind of person that should near that White House or go close to any nuclear activation device. Trump is a mad dog and that guy will cause world war 3 before he knows it.

  • Chi-e-z February 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    As Dreamer I say thanks to anyone standing on our behalf.

  • PD Young Billionaire February 19, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Trump will do better as a talk show host than an American president.

  • ElessarisElendil February 20, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Trump isn’t Christian he’s American with an obligation to the American electorate. Nigerians busy mocking Trump I hope you guys are checking our neighbours population growth rates and poverty levels because we’ll soon have bigger immigration problems especially to Lagos.

  • mabel February 20, 2016 at 5:37 am

    People be leaving the real issue. I love the pope up and dan. When a kettle calls pot black. Is it because he’s the pope and that’s Donald the Trump? You live in a walled city yet you’re telling someone else not to do same. Isn’t that funny? They should break those Vatican walls first abeg. See demarcation within a state o

    • MaryAnne March 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm


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