An Italian journalist shared an interview with the Pope. Eugenio Scalfari, the journalist, asked the Pope several questions with regards to his views on Donald Trump. However, please note that the interview happened before Trump’s election as president of U.S.
Scalfari’s first question is: “Your Holiness, what do you think of Donald Trump?”
To which the pontiff answered, “I do not pass judgment on people and politicians, I simply want to understand the suffering that their approach causes the poor and excluded.?
As his follow-up question, the journalist asked, “What is your main concern at the moment?”
Pope Francis said, ?The question of refugees and immigrants. Only a small proportion of them are Christians, but this does not change the situation as far as we are concerned, or their suffering and distress. The causes are many and we are doing everything possible to remove them. Unfortunately, often these policies are opposed by populations that are afraid of losing jobs and of lower wages.”
Pope Francis and Donald Trump’s Feud
After Trump’s comment on the Pope about the latter’s announcement of his mass at the U.S.-Mexican border, the pope was quick to say that his comments make him ‘un-Christian’.
“I think Mexico got him to do it because Mexico wants to keep the border just the way it is,” Trump commented. He added, “because they’re making a fortune and we’re losing.”
After the Pope’s mass on the border, he got Trump back by saying to the reporters that, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel.”
The Pope added that, “I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.” Afterwards, Trump delivered another comment about the Pope by stating, ?No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man?s religion or faith.”
Is Pope Francis a Communist?
Going back to Scalfari’s interview, he asked the pontiff if he is thinking of a Marxist type of society since the Pope yearns for an equality-dominated society. The Pope’s answer is, “It has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the communists who think like Christians.”
The Pope also added, “Christ spoke of a society where the poor, the weak and the marginalized have the right to decide.”?Communist or not, Pope Francis has been the fresh voice of the Vatican imposing kindness on all of us.