The Pope weighs in on the upcoming election; warns against ‘walled-up’ citizens

06 Nov

Could he be more nakedly partisan?


Days before the U.S. presidential election, Pope Francis spoke publicly about the danger of citizens becoming ‘walled-up’ and tyrannized by people exploiting their fears.

Some observers at different ends of the U.S. political spectrum took the pope’s address as an indirect criticism of some of the policies of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has proposed to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The pontiff spoke at the Vatican on Saturday evening before the Third World Meeting of Popular Movements, a collection of grassroots groups representing the poor.

Pope Francis warned against “the terrorism of an economy focused only on making money,” fostering fear so that “the citizens who still have some rights are tempted by the false security of physical or social walls … Walls that enclose some and exile others,” according to Catholic News Service.

“No tyranny can be sustained without exploiting our fears,” the pope further said, according to a transcript provided by Vatican Radio.

“Citizens are walled-up, terrified on one side; on the other side, even more terrified, are the excluded and banished,” Pope Francis said.



Posted by on November 6, 2016 in religion, spirituality, The Decline, The Kulturkampf


4 responses to “The Pope weighs in on the upcoming election; warns against ‘walled-up’ citizens

  1. feeriker

    November 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I’d have been suspicious if this asshole DIDN’T come out and campaign for Hitlary at the last minute. Matter o’ fact, I wonder what took him so long.

    On a related note, there’s this:

    I fantasize about seeing this mope pounced on by FBI agents and led away in handcuffs immediately after his successor is sworn in on inauguration day.


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