Pope Francis Lashes Out At Donald Trump While Promoting Illegal Immigration In America
No doubt the Pontiff’s visit was welcomed my millions upon millions of Catholics and greeted by throngs of the faithful and even those not so faithful, with great anticipation. However his uplifting spiritual message of hope and peace seemed to quickly evaporate into a strident and harsh political discourse on America’s immigration policy, and then interjecting himself into the 2016 GOP Presidential Campaign with a thinly veiled swipe at front-runner Donald Trump during his speech to 40,000 followers in Philadelphia.
Apparently the Holy Father supports illegal immigration and open borders and sounds more like a politician rather than the spiritual leader of the estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world.
Pope Francis called on migrants from Mexico and the rest of the world to “not feel discouraged by all the challenges and hardships” they face, saying they should never feel ashamed of their own traditions.
He continued saying; “Many of you came to this country at great personal cost, but in the hope of building a new life. Do not feel discouraged by all the challenges and hardships you might face. I ask you not to forget that, like those who came here before you, you bring many gifts to this new nation of yours.
However perhaps the most troubling to many Catholics (myself included), is this Pope’s view on terrorism by suggesting that Islam is “a peaceful religion”, and his betrayal of Christians in not speaking out forcibly against Islamic extremists, which actually mirrors back to another dark moment within the Vatican’s History…that of Pope Pius XII and his silence in not confronting the Nazi’s during WWII.