In what one can only posit as a flaw in the theory of Papal infallibility, with days until we all hit the polls, Pope Francis is speaking out once again against Donald Trump.On Saturday, Pope Francis gave a speech at the Vatican in which he “urged social justice activists from around the world not to give into the politics of fear by building walls but instead work to build bridges,” according to the National Catholic Review. “Because fear—as well as being a good deal for the merchants of arms and death—weakens and destabilizes us, destroys our psychological and spiritual defenses, numbs us to the suffering of others,” he said. “In the end,” he continued, “it makes us cruel.”
While he didn’t mention the election outright, it’s pretty obvious who he’s talking about. Back in February, Francis said that Donald Trump “is not Christian” *if* he called for the deportation of illegals and a wall between the U.S. and Mexico (which obviously Trump does). Who knew one’s position on open borders was the qualifying factor for what makes one a Christian? I wonder what he’d say of Mexico, which has a population over 90 percent Catholic – and has a wall at their own southern border, and deports more Central American illegals than we do.
And speaking of walls – has Francis taken a look around the Vatican recently? Here’s a photo of the outside, courtesy of TripAdvisor:
Here’s another look:
The Vatican is also guarded by the 130-member Corps of Gendarmeri. The members are armed with a Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol, but also posess other weapons, such as the Beretta M12 and the Heckler & Koch MP5 sub-machine gun.Meanwhile, an Investors Business Daily/TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence poll has Trump ahead sixteen points vs. Hillary among Catholics. Maybe there’s another divine hand at work? Let us pray…
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]