Trump declared “not Christian” by Pope Francis

Trump supporters and American Catholics ought to know this

Y'all Should Know This... | William Kirsch | February 18, 2016

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Presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s proposed policy on immigration has been a topic of discussion for months now.  Not only does it involve deporting about 11 million people to Mexico, it also mandates the Mexican Government to build a wall to prevent further undocumented immigrants from crossing into the United States. We’ve all seen the YouTube clips.

In an interview today in Mexico, Pope Francis was asked by a reporter to comment on Donald Trump’s Christian values: “Can a good Catholic vote for this man?”

In response, Pope Francis stated: “a person who thinks only about building walls…and not building bridges…is not Christian.”

These words were offered in conclusion to the pope’s visit to Mexico from February 12th to today, February 18th.

The pope did not touch upon Donald Trump’s political standing, only offering his comments on the candidate’s Christian values – or lack thereof. The pope did not compel Americans to vote in any particular way.

It is important to note that these two parties have been at odds for the month of February. On Fox News, Tump declared that the pope is “a very political person.”

Due to their socially conservative stance on issues such as gay marriage and abortion, Catholic American’s are a key population within the Republican’s constituency.

Earlier in his campaign, Trump warned the public about Pope Francis’ entanglement with politics: “I don’t think he understands the danger of an open border we have with Mexico.”

The pope’s remarks come as no surprise. Earlier this year, The Donald stumbled through Bible passages in one of America’s most renowned Evangelical Christian schools.