Over the issue of building a border wall, Pope Francis said Tuesday that he is willing to personally tell President Donald Trump that it is wrong to build a border wall, as the pontiff continues to voice opposition to the president’s immigration policies.
During an interview with the pope regarding the U.S.-Mexico border with Mexican news organization Televisa, also warning Trump against resuming his policy of separating migrant families.
Pope the leader of the Roman Catholic Church said. “I don’t know what happens when this new culture of defending territories by building walls enters. We already know one,
from Berlin, that brought us a lot of headaches and a lot of suffering,” “separating children from their parents goes against natural law and forms, and those Christians … they can’t do it either,” he added. “It’s cruel. It falls under the greatest of cruelties. And to defend what? The territory, or the country’s economy or who knows what.”
A Televisa’s Vatican reporter when asked if the pope would tell Trump the same thing to his face if the president were sitting in front of him, Francis said, “The same, because I can say it publicly and so as well … I have even said that those who build walls end up being prisoners of the walls they build.”
At the weekend the Trump administration announced it was cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to punish their governments for the influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Francis had made the prisoners comment March 31.The pope in response to Trump’s threat to close the border, he said “migration must be resolved differently, humanely, not with razor wire.”
On april 27 The Vatican announced that the pontiff donated $500,000 in aid to migrants in Mexico who have sought a “better future in the United States” however it seems to have found the U.S. border “closed to them.” Thr donation will be distributed to 27 projects across Mexico to help fund housing, food and other necessities to Central American migrants fleeing poverty and violence said Pope Francis.
By setting up wall at the border will help stem a flow of drugs and crime coming into the U.S., and the president has clashed with House Democrats and some judges on how to fund it. Trump met with the pope in 2017, and no further meeting is reportedly planned. This is how Trump has constantly peddling the idea to set wall.
During the year 2018 The Pope had condemned and criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from parents who illegally crossed the southern border, a policy that was later reversed after an outpouring of criticism. Last month Trump denied reports that he’s considering reinstating the policy. Even during his
Televisa interview, Francis also rejected criticisms from a group of ultra-conservative Roman Catholics who call him a heretic. In the beginning of this month the group began a petition earlier this month encouraging bishops to denounce Francis over several topics, including communion for divorced people and religious diversity. On Tuesday Francis said that he took the petition “with a sense of humor” and also added that he prays for the group “because they are wrong, and … some of them are being manipulated.”