The Pope v The Donald

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https://www.rt.com/usa/332916-pope-trump-christian-wall/

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump accused Pope Francis of being a pawn of the Mexican government and called his criticism “disgraceful.” After a visit to Mexico, the pontiff said that building only walls and not bridges was “not Christian.”

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel,” the Pope told reporters on his way back to Rome from a five-day visit to Mexico.

The press aboard the papal plane eagerly reported the pontiff’s remarks, understood to be referring to Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the Mexican border. Asked if he was urging American Catholics not to vote for Trump, however, the Pope said he would not get involved with the election.

“I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that,” the pontiff said.

Trump fired back at the pontiff, calling the questioning of his Christianity “disgraceful” and accusing the Mexican government of manipulating 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 because this would not have happened,” Trump said in a statement.

“For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, with our current President,” the candidate continued.

Trump accused the Mexican government of bad-mouthing him to the pontiff, who only heard their side of the story.

“They are using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant,” Trump said.

Trump’s campaign was also quick to point out that the Pope himself lives in a walled-off city, with spokesman Dan Scavino tweeting out a satellite photo of the Vatican’s walls.

The 110-acre Vatican City is the world’s smallest sovereign state, almost entirely enclosed by walls dating back to the mid-16th and early 17th century.

Modern additions were built in 1929, when a treaty between Italy and the Holy See confirmed the city’s status as the seat of papal power. The only exception is the eastern side of St. Peter’s Square, which opens to a grand avenue – Via della Conciliazione, or Conciliation Road – built between 1936 and 1950.

According to reporters aboard the papal plane, Pope Francis was willing to give the billionaire businessman “the benefit of the doubt” until he heard exactly what Trump had said about the illegal immigrants and the walls needed to stop them.

Trump himself praised the pontiff in 2013 as “a humble man, very much like me.”

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oh dear..what have we got here?..strange days indeed..

401

~ by seeker401 on February 20, 2016.

7 Responses to “The Pope v The Donald”

  1. Hello Seeker.

    The only comment I’ve encountered that made sense about Trump (and you may have already encountered it), is:

    — “I think that Donald Trump should f**k himself, because sex is best with someone you love.”

    That may sum him up.

    All the best.

    Andrew Farquharson.

  2. Then what do we call these scum ?? .. Didn’t hear ya Frankie

    https://seeker401.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/pope-francis-prays-at-wall-separating-israel-in-the-west-bank/

  3. […] Source: The Pope v The Donald […]

  4. Trump 1 – Pope 0 : Francis backs down over ‘not Christian’ claim as Vatican says it was not a ‘personal attack’ or attempt to influence presidential vote

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3454720/Popes-comments-Trump-not-personal-attack-papal-spokesman.html#ixzz40kyXl9UP

    The Vatican today executed a speedy climb-down in its feud with Donald Trump – handing the Republican White House hopeful a major political victory.
    Pope Francis’s suggestion that Trump was ‘not Christian’ because of his views on immigration was not a personal attack on the candidate, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said on Friday.
    Lombardi told Vatican radio that the pope’s comments, which were denounced by Trump, were simply an affirmation of his longstanding belief that migrants should be helped and welcomed rather than shut off behind walls.
    He also leaned toward confirming Trump’s contention that his statement that Trump was ‘not a Christian’ was based largely on ‘what he was told’ about the billionaire’s position.

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