Pope Francis: “Tear down this wall”

Political Pope deems himself Godlike, judges who is Christian

“Mr. Gorbachev – tear down this wall.” – Ronald Reagan, Berlin, 1987

Nearly three decades ago, President Ronald Reagan — in no uncertain terms — called on Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall. It was specifically built through the city of Berlin to separate the East and West Germans within their own nation. Reagan’s forceful message was heard, celebrated around the world and was instrumental in the demolition of the wall.

Fast forward 30 years. After he made what was a purposefully and politically timed trip to the Mexican side of the U.S. / Mexican border, reporters gathered to question Pope Francis regarding presidential candidate Donald Trump’s vow to build a border fence to control the invasion of illegal foreign nationals into the United States.

In an hour-long interview, Francis responded using the slipperiest of language intended to influence American Catholic voters by saying:

“I am a pawn? Well, maybe, I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people. And then, a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.” 

The massive 50-foot-tall, ten-feet thick wall surrounding the fortress that is Vatican City, and presumably the Swiss Guard that function as its private military force, were defended by the Rev. James Martin who said:

 “The fortifications were built a very long time ago. This Pope didn’t build them — and he certainly didn’t build them to keep out poor migrants.”

Fair enough. Then let’s see him tear them down.  Count on this: That won’t be happening.

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6 Responses to Pope Francis: “Tear down this wall”

  1. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Cardinal Mindszenty was a fierce anti-Communist. His background is fascinating. Here, one can make sense of this Pope’s behavior.

    http://www.mindszenty.org/PDFs/2015/November2015.pdf
    ´´Pope Francis, Capitalism and Social Justice´´…

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    Rush Limbaugh made an insightful observation: “Given the pope’s political leanings, I’m surprised he isn’t on the campaign trail for Bernie Sanders. Maybe Bernie Sanders is too far to the right for the pope.”

  3. Observer says:

    Not only is the Vatican City protected by towering walls, there is a fail safe escape hatch. A tunnel connects Vatican City to Castel Saint’Angelo which was used as an escape route during turbulent times in the church’s history.The Vatican is as secure a fortress as any on earth. In recent years, our White House, House and Senate buildings and the Supreme Court have added security checks that didn’t previously exist, but the church and its possessions are securely wrapped in ways that a free society can’t even envision. Vatican City is an absolute theocratic monarchy.

  4. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Pope Francis is a hypocrite. He asks more from the USA than he is willing to do himself. He calls our Illegal invaders, “pilgrims.” Easy for him to take such a haughty approach since he has no such problem in his walled enclave. The man is clearly a Communist who warmly greets the demonic Castro and Iranian president who is committed to slaughtering “infidels,” and driving Israel into the sea.

  5. Army Of One says:

    The pope has no way of knowing what is in anyone’s heart. He puts his pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us.

  6. Caspar says:

    A clear example of hypocrisy if ever there was one. Francis of Rome by way of South America, needs to butt out of our elections. I’m not Catholic, and neither am I a Trump supporter, but I am definitely offended. He is the worst emissary ever for promoting his faith to Americans.