Pope Francis is the most politically involved Pope of modern times and he doesn’t have nice things to say about President Trump and his executive order banning Muslims from entering the United States.
It’s only been four days since the Muslim ban was issued but its effects are being felt around the world. Angry atheists, confused Christians, and just about everyone in between has taken issue with Trump’s decision.
Pope Francis condemned President Trump while addressing a crowd of German Catholics and Lutherans. Here’s what he had to say about the issue.
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.
The sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy, which is precisely what is happening when someone claims to be a Christian but does not live according to the teaching of Christ. 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.
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.”
Francis continued by calling out the religious right for not following the lead that every country needs to take on the matter.
“Service to the poorest, the sick (and) those who have abandoned their homelands in search of a better future for themselves and their families.
In putting ourselves at the service of the neediest, we will experience that we already are united; it is God’s mercy that unites us.”
Pope Francis isn’t alone in taking the fight right to Donald Trump’s doorstep. As Red State Disaster recently reported, many Republicans have turned their backs on Trump’s Muslim ban.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.