During the height of the 2016 campaign, the Pope questioned Trump’s Christianity.
Trump called those comments “disgraceful.”
But now the Pope reignited the war of words with a personal assault on the President’s beliefs.
The Washington Times reports:
Pope Francis is questioning whether someone with President Trump’s views on immigration should really be considered “pro-life,” reigniting a feud between the major world leaders that famously boiled over during the presidential race.
“I have heard the president of the United States speak,” Francis said aboard the papal plane on Monday, reported the National Catholic Reporter. “He presents himself as a pro-life man. If he is a good pro-lifer, he should understand that the family is the cradle of life and you must defend its unity.”
The pontiff was responding to a question from a Mexican reporter about Mr. Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which granted a two-year stay of deportation to illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children.
By questioning Mr. Trump’s pro-life bona fides, Francis echoed a popular progressive talking point — that abortion opponents are not living up to the “pro-life” mantra when they reject progressive views on issues ranging from welfare to immigration and the environment.
It’s interesting the Pope would question Trump’s pro-life views.
This administration was the first to speak at the March for Life rally in D.C. in 2017, when Vice President Mike Pence addressed the crowd of pro-life Christians.
No Pope has ever even attended the March for Life, even though many attendees are devout Catholics.
Right now the U.S. Senate is a mere handful of votes away from defunding America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
Pope Francis — if he wanted to — could provide the pro-life muscle to get the job done.
Far from the leftwing talking point of making abortion “safe, legal and rare” in this country, there are real and major fights going on in the U.S. over abortion-on-demand.
Recently pro-abortion radicals in Oregon passed and signed into law a proposal that requires taxpayers to fund “free” abortions for anyone, for any reason, at any time.
Again, if Pope Francis really cared about unborn life he could ensure pro-lifers are victorious rather than emboldening radical leftists by questioning the President’s pro-life credentials over his decision to lawfully rescind an unconstitutional executive order on immigration.
What do you think about Pope Francis’ attacks on President Trump?
What about the failure of this Pope or prior Popes to take more direct action to protect the more than 61,000,000 unborn boys and girls killed since the tragic Roe v. Wade decision?
Exactly what I’ve been thinking! This so-called pope is a joke. He most likely IS a muslim, just like obummer. This mess that is going on now, it’s just too much! End times. satan is VERY busy in this world. The father of all lies has many followers here. God bless us all.
He is the very definition of the False Prophet. How any true Catholic could look up to this fraud is beyond me. I was a Catholic for many years and left the church when several priests on my college campus were found to be carrying on affairs with some of the female students, all while preaching abstinence from the pulpit.
IT WON’T BE LONG THE EVIL POPE WILL BE FACING HIS FINAL DAY OF JUDGEMENT AND WILL GO TO HELL LIKE HE HAS PLANED. HE NEED TO HAVE HIS JOURNEY HASTENED.
SOME ONE WILL DISPOSE OF HIM , THE CATHOLICS ARE MORE THAN ANGRY WITH HIM EMBARRASSING THE CHURCH.
As do I. He needs to keep his mouth shut about our President, take care of his own life, which unfortunately is definitely quite lacking it seems when it comes to being a man of God. Am I judging the man? I think that I amd & don’t have the right to do that. That is for God. He still isn’t a good Christian role model, just my opinion.
He is not very Jesus like. Not too worry we can go down to twelve and start all over again. Saint John PAUL WAS THE BEST. Anti communist too that is why they shot him.The Catholic church was built one brick at a time by poor hands. That is why we are GOD’S people. WE LOVE MOTHERS.
Pope Francis is a disgrace to Christians. He was a member of the communist party, he lives behind walls with Swiss guards protecting him. This pope is as phony as a three dollar bill. I left the catholic church because of him and his evil ways. He is a fake, phony, fraud pope.
Pope Francis needs to stay out of US politics; it is OUR job to maintain our “sovereignty” AND our rule of Constitutional Law. Since he so desires to “help” illegal aliens and their families, then he needs to make room for them at the Vatican. Let the Vatican, feed, support, clothe them and find them “useful” jobs and then, let US know how that works for you.
THE POPE IS NOT EVAL, JUST LIKE YOU HE SPEAKES HIS OPINION FRON HIS BACKGROUND, AND THAT IS HOW HE SHOULD. HOWEVER SINCE HIS STATEMENTS STURS UP SO MANY O YOU, REMEMBER ONE IMPORTANT ITEM HE DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO VOTE FOR HIM AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN WASHINGTON, STATE, LOCAL ELECTIONS. THEIRFORE HE TELLING YOU WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN YOU GO TO THE POLLS. THE PROBLEM WE AS A COUNTRY ARE HAVING NOW IS FROM YEARS OF PASSING THE PROBLEM DOWN THE LINE, SAME AS THE DEBT THE COUNTRY IS IN, THE POPE IS IN A OFFICE THAT CAN TRACE HSI OFFICE BACK 2000 PLUS YEARS WITH A ORGINIZATION OF POPES. REALIZING THAT THEY WERE ALL HUMAN BEINGS JUST LIKE US IN THE 21ST CENTURY, WITH ALL OUR HUMAN FALTS STILL ATTACHED. FOR THOSE WHO QUOTED THE BIBLE , YOU NEED TO READ MORE OF WHAT THE FAILINGS WERE AND WHAT CAUSED THE ACTIONS THAT CAUSED THE FAILINGS. IF I’M NOT WRONG I BELIEVE WE HAVE SOME ACTIONS TAKING PLACE TODAY BECAUSE WE HAVE NO RESPECT FOR OUR FELLOW MAN (WOMEN), AND RELY ON POLITICANS TO GUIDE US. I WOULD RATHER THE POPE ANY DAY TO SOME OF THE POLITICAL LEADERS IN WASHINGTON AND Donald tRUMP IS NOT ONE OF THEM
This pope is a liberal who is running at the mouth about things he should leave alone. Let him, as Jenny Harp stated, take all the illegals, refugees in & take care of them. Feed them, clothe them, educate them, etc., Either that or shut up.
A “vicious attack on President Trump”. Give me a break! If you hate Trump it’s easy to publish headlines to shape negative opinions of the man. Trump calls it fake news. Same thing if you hate the Catholic Church and/or the Pope. The Pope was on a return trip from South America. He went to the section of the aircraft where the reporters were seated. He was blind-sided with questions about DACA from a Mexican reporter. He said he wasn’t that familiar with the issue but the reporter persisted so he gave his views which are no different than what he has said in the past except that he stated that the DACA law (it’s a policy, not a law) needed to be settled by Congress. He’s right. Check the interview here: <>. I do not agree with some aspects of Pope’s tenure but many of the comments here are absolute trash and might be based on inaccurate reports.
You know what, I personally don’t like this guy-the pope. I normally don’t have issue with most of the previous popes, but this guy is ‘representing’ God, & he’s NOT doing a very good job of it. Who is he to judge President Trump?? He is just a human being like the rest of us. He is NOT a divine entity. I was raised in the Catholic church, but I left the Catholic church for a non-denominational church because of this nonsense of almost worshipping a human being. All in all, he is wrong in what he is doing.
I am a devout Catholic who believes in the infallibility of the Pope when speaking from the chair of Peter on issues of morals and faith. I believe in the doctrine of the Catholic church, started by Jesus himself . Speaking on other issues Popes are just like us , human beings, and can err. I do not believe Pope Francis should be so open and involved in the politics of the US and I especially do not think he should criticize or judge our president or any man. I do feel he tends to be more liberal than I would expect He seemed fond of Obama
Francis should question his Christianity; as well as his Marxist, political leaning. This man, the alleged Vicar of Christ, a smarmy progressive of which is imperiously narcissistic. One can imagine that Francis has no intention of reviewing the improprieties and depravities within the inner and outer walls of Vatican city nor his iniquity or his Marxist ethos and pandering Islam.
I consider this pope a menace to the Church but more so, to Western Democracy, especially the U.S. under the leadership of Trump. Francis is not the Vicar of Christ, as much as he is a propagandist for a Marxist and Islamic revolution.
Pope supports abortion and all his priest raping children. In Vatican his bishops were caught having party with using heavy drugs and having group sex.And why this pope do not look at his close area only is attacking Trump ? Mental brake down came again like it was when he lived in Argentyna.Why his bishops do not do anything to removed mentally sick person from papacy ?
The Pope needs to stay out of the political business of the United States. I don’t think God appointed him to judge anyone on this earth, especially the President of the United States. Actually most of the comments before mine have said just what I think. I think the Pope’s interference in our politics has caused many a person to leave the Catholic Church. A note to Newton Farmer — go live with the Pope so you both have something better to do than involve yourself in American politics.
I don’t want foreign involvement in the United States. The Vatican has a GREAT BIG WALL surrounding it; yet, this two-faced POPE has the temerity to complain about a small wall on out Southern border. The Catholic church worked with the Germans, during WWII, to solve the Jewish problem. The church has a lot of room to talk about POTUS Trump not being “PRO-LIFE.”
Pope Francis has been given a load of crap and he repeats it like it is truth. He needs to listen to his heart and use his head. He needs to stay out of politics for sure. Next up he will endorse the devil himself for Sec of State.
I’m Catholic, but I believe the Pope is wrong for accusing The President of not being pro-life. He’s against Abortion & The Pope should know that DACA was created by President Obama & is illegal. We should be kind to immigrants, but people who illegally enter &/or overstay their visit should be civilly removed.
So Pope Francis is equating DACA to Pro-life. Dear Pontiff, pro-life is about saving the unborn from butchers. DACA is about illegal people, not necessarily children ages 15 to 30 that came into the U.S. in violation of the laws. The next thing you’ll hear is that the Pope will want to combined Christianity and Islam into a one World religion, ignoring the extreme difference in belief.
He’s already doing that as he protects the Cock roaches and we’re the evil ones for not agreeing with them this pope is a demon spawn of the devil and he’s got NO RIGHT TO TALK DOWN ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT AS THAT PARASITE LIVES BEHIND A 39 FT. WALL HAS GUARDS WITH GUNS AND DRIVES AROUND IN A BULLET PROOF CAR HE’S A LYING BACK STABBING MOSLEM LOVING AMERICA HATING P.O.S
The MSM loves to get controversy started. They have whipped up a frenzy about what the Pope has “said” concerning immigration and pro-life. Be careful about condemning the Pope until we know via objective sources what his intentions are. Part of Liberals intentions are to demean church-goers.
where did the USA come across all these DACA kids unless they broke up the families by sending the illegals back but then you’re saying they (the govt) kidnapped the kids?? Why did we split the families up? Why didn’t we send them all back? If the kids were captured w/o adults then they shld have been sent back IMMEDIATELY!
If the Pope is so for Immigration, why don’t the Vatican finance some of the Daca Children, to different parts of the free world. The have more Money than all the free peoples(probably)in the world. Finance some of them Pope, then we’ll listen to you. Until you do, don’t critisize our President.
This pope should be hung he’s no man of GOD HE’S A SPAWN OF THE DEVIL THAT PARASITE GAVE FORGIVENESS TO A HIV. PEDEFILE PRIEST AS HE RAPED MANY CHILDREN AND THE BASTARD HAS H.I.V. I HOPE THE POPE AND HIS BUTT BUDDY BURN IN HELL YOU STINKING MUSLIM LOVING AMERICA HATING PIECE OF SHIT YOU HAVE NO. NO RIGHT TO TALK DOWN ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT YOU STINKING PARASITE YOU ARE A TOTAL DISGRACE TO THE CHURCH AND TO THE WORLD.
In the Catholic Church, the pope is supposed to be infallible with respect to interpretation of the Bible. He is only human with respect to all other matters. Therefore it would be to his advantage to refrain from speaking gibberish or uneducated comments on things such as Global warming and other matters such as government etc.
Trump is the most corrupt person to ever be president, he lies constantly, never turns the other cheek, doesn’t care about the poor, never divested him holdings in his businesses, and doesn’t care about the environment. The pope has every right to speak out
i AGREE,Newton is really very uneducated not to know the truth.HE is not A shame to Show hie Ignorance. But Democrats aren’t the smartest people in AMERICAN. THAT’S WHY THEY WILL NOT HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION IN THE HISTORY BOOKS.
Hey Newton if Trump is so-so bad and doesn’t care about the poor, how is it he is the only President ever in the history of our Country to not take a paycheck, and instead each quarter he donates his salary to a different cause, no lies there.
Ron ~ you are right about that. He is only “ex-cathedra” in matters concerning faith and morals. Other than that, it is his opinion and his opinion ONLY.
I am life-long Roman Catholic myself *67 years*. This Pope has me wondering more about his true values more and more every day….I hate to say it, but it’s the truth. More than that, I won’t say…he is a Priest, after all.
I am shocked that a Pope is involved in criticizing a American President ,,, who is he to stick his nose in ,,, Is he really a Priest ? He is rude and condescending,, trying to tell a World leader how to govern ,,,, it would be like Trump telling this priest how to tell his sermons
Ron where did you get the idea that the Pope is suppose to be infallible,no Human on this earth is infallible regardless of what his title maybe,and especially in respect to the interpretation of scripture,the bible is designed by Yahweh to interpret its self by comparing scripture with scripture,mans opinions do not inter into it,thats why religion is so screwed up as it is,what ever is found in the renewed covenant is explained in the old covenant,but the laws are the same,Hebrews 8:6 tells us the renewed covenant is established on better promises not better laws,the Laws is already perfect according to Psalms 19:7,no one is converted or transformed apart from keeping the commandments,no amount of religion has the ability to do what Yahweh’s laws can accomplish in our lives.
“no one is converted or transformed apart from keeping the commandments,”? “If any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things pass away, behold all things become new” 1 Corinthians 5:17. Its not the law, its Christ who fulfilled the law for us.It is His Spirit that makes us “new”. The keeping of the law could never do what Christ did. (Read Galatians 5). “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” verse 16, for “if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.” verse 18. Thanks
This pope is a messenger of the evil one, the devil. He speaks for the devil and acts for the devil. What a shame that all the Catholics in power voted him in as pope. He is an embarrassment to the Catholic religion.
Kinda speak of the Catholic church as a whole. The church, the body of Christ, would not and should not be deceived like that, with Christ as the head of the church, Ephesians 1:22. Its not Peter, other wise Paul would have mentioned him in such a great position.
The current Pope is a) communist-leaning, if not pure communist b) pro homosexual agenda (Non Biblical Position), c) Globalist (Pro Anti-Christ Position and d) Moslem Sympathizer and Pro Quran Proponent (Un-Biblical and historically the most pro Moslem/Quran, anti-Biblical position of ANY Pope in the History of the Roman Catholic Church. I say this as a non-Catholic Christian, Catholics should be horrified by the positions THIS Pope has taken!
You aren’t kidding! I haven’t seen a poll taken of Catholics on their opinion of the Pope, but I’ll bet there’s a lot of unhappy people that had little or no choice who THEIR “leader” is. Think about what happened when America got sick of Liberal BS and elected a REPUBLICAN president… is something like that a possibility for the Pope?
I totally agree, and I’m a Catholic ! Even our own parish priest is totally pro-muslim, as is our Bishop of San Diego, CA. Our church also sponsors a Syrian muslim family…..it was “too difficult to go through the proper channels” to find and help a Christian family !!!!! I believe no one should suffer, but since Christians are the most, and terribly, persecuted and slaughtered over there, I believe they should be helped first !! I agree this Pope is a full-out Communist…and he’s even dictating to us about “global warming”…another massive and inconvenient, inaccurate lie !!! Not happy w/him at all…..Ditto re all the “let’s cater to gays, trannies, and very sexual confused people”….
Pope Francis is already showing his true colors (rainbow) and it’s no surprise that he should be anti-Trump. He hadn’t been pope for more than a month before I was already becoming disillusioned with his stances on different issues… he’s definitely a Liberal at heart.
Wow my sentiments exactly. I stopped being a practicing Catholic because of the Popes liberal views. He is not a Pope of the people. He is a power grab leader with an agenda.He is not my Pope.If Pope Francis is such a compassionate man, why isn’t he taking in illegals, or refugee’s. Oh that’s right, not in his backyard. What a fake !!
Nice, you left Peter because of Judas. Have a think about it again. You left Jesus’ body because of one man and his personal opinions which differ from the constant teaching of Christ’s body, the Catholic Church. I’m not sure you were ever Catholic to begin with!
I have no right to critisize the Pope’s religious edicts, since, I am a none Catholic. I believe God speaks through his written word, The Bible, today: not through a Pope. However, I can and will say, the Pope has no business in our political process. He is not a citizen of this country, nor elgible to vote. His open offenses to President Trump are evil political attacks. Also, his logic is twisted to say a President has a right to ignore the laws, as passed by our constitutionally elected Congress. All political statements of the Pope indicate he is off his perch, out of his league, not his calling, and any other phrase you wish to use. The Pope’s election is by Catholics, for thier religious reasons. I think he should MIND HIS OWN BUSINESS and retreat to his own elected office.
Great choice. He was real friendly with the criminal Obama. However he is lecturing Don Trump who is trying to help our country thru positive ways.Figure that one out the Pope is more for the BS artist than for the man that hasn’the broken the constitution.
I agree with you he sure isn’t what i would see as a HOLY MAN. HE NEEDS TO KEEP OUT OF OUR BUSINESS AND TEND TO HIS. WE NOW HAVE A NAN IN OFFICE THAT IS DOING US JUSTICE.
JESUS said you can judge a tree by the fruit it bears. If you take a minute to look at what the catholics are doing by not revolting against the tree, that is the pope, which you are the fruit of by not saying or doing something when it comes to his support of the murder of babies and queer marriages. We know he support abortion because of his support of obama, who promoted the murder of babies and queers, and his vile objections to PRESIDENT TRUMP who wholeheartedly supports the protection of unborn babies and marriage as GOD said is between a MAN AND WOMAN.
Fryer,true, we are not to judge the world, as Jesus said: “…I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world:” John 12:47. But we are to judge the church, as Paul clearly shares; “For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within?
But them that are without God judges.” 1 Corinthians 5:12,13. But, of course, righteous judgement, “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” John 7:24. We are the “righteous of God in Christ”, so we should be able to do such and also going to judge the Angels? (1 Corinthians 6:3).
Why? Because there are those that be “deceived”, thinking they are righteous, yet do not do righteous. As only those that do righteousness are righteous, 1 John 3:7.
He should stick to his job of upholding and protecting the Catholic Church, not interfere in matters that don’t concern him. I lost all respect for him when he chose a Muslim family over a Catholic family. He knew what would happen to them, but he didn’t care. He doesn’t seem to care how the Catholics and Christians are being slaughtered by the Muslims. When he had the audacity to compare our Lord Jesus Christ as the same as ISIS, he lost me forever.He acts more like a Muslim than he does as head of the Catholic Church. Christianity doesn’t seem to be his priority. He needs to stop interfering in our country and stop degrading the Catholics in this country. He is not Pope John 23rd in any stretch of the imagination.
It is coming from the Bilderberg Group the same people that put obama in place put this Jesuit Marxist Rat in place I quit being a Catholic in seventh Grade when a Nun teaching Catechism said if you were not Catholic you were going to Hell I asked if i was living on an Island and was good all my life but was not Catholic would I be going to Hell She said yes!! From then on I took my quarter to the Drugstore instead of the Church on Sunday.
Warren, I am a Catholic and went to a Catholic School from kindergarten thru High School. At that time, there was a lot of ‘brain-washing’ by the nuns and being young we took it without question. Since then I don’t think they promote that ‘theory’ that if you are not a Catholic, you will ‘go to hell’. However, I also was disillusioned with the Catholic Church who told me (divorced) that it would be a sin to marry anyone who was not a Catholic -that’s when I decided that these “representatives of God” were wrong and left the Church but always kept my belief in God Almighty and Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, and continue to worship in my own way!
This communist should crawl back under his rock!! Why he ever became pope is not christian!! He certainly is not!!! Should mind Christian matters & let countries be run by publicly elected officials! I’m if he words; MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESSS, MR. POPE!!!!
The Pope is right in his own comment and it’s his own opinion but does not meant though I vote no that I am pro active on abortionists in the US. My view is that religion is strictly separate from politics and how countries should follow their own laws as Jesus said in the Bible, “Give to Cesar things that belongs to Cesar and give to God things that belong to God”.