Pope Francis has been telling the Catholic Christians around the world that they must reject Trump’s position on immigrants and refugees. As Pope Francis claimed, all Christians have a duty to embrace immigrants and refugees – which is exactly the opposite of what Trump is trying to do in order to improve our security.
The leader of the global Catholic Church issued an important reminder for all Americans who call themselves Christians.
“It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help,” Pope Francis reportedly said.
Pope Francis is probably the most politically involved Pope ever, and his latest statements about Trump’s policies on refugees is likely to leave The Donald in quite a tizzy.
Recently, the Pope reached out a few times to President Trump to say something very opposite of his views. You can’t be a true Christian while rejecting refugees, Donnie.
While addressing a crowd of German Catholics and Lutherans right before the election, Pope Francis condemned President Trump by saying:
“The contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.”
“This is not something I’ve read in books, but I see in the newspapers and on television every day. You cannot be a Christian without living like a Christian. You cannot be a Christian without practicing the Beatitudes. You cannot be a Christian without doing what Jesus teaches us in Matthew 25.”