New York Post
November 6, 2016
“Dear brothers and sisters, all walls fall. All of them,” he said at the Vatican Saturday while addressing the World Meeting of Popular Movements, which includes various organizations that represent the poor and unemployed. “Do not be fooled.”
While the pontiff didn’t specifically mention Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall between the US and Mexico, he continuously slammed the idea.
“No tyranny can be sustained without exploiting our fears. This is clear,” he said in Spanish, according to The Atlantic. “All tyranny is terrorist.”
Pope Francis said terror causes some to be “tempted to false security of physical or social walls.”
“Walls that enclose some and banish others. Walled citizens, terrified on one side, excluded, exiled and still more terrified on the other. Is that the life that our Father God wants for their children?” he said.
This is not his first time he has ridiculed Trump’s proposed wall to keep undocumented immigrants from entering the country, which is one of the Republican nominee’s main campaign promises.
“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,” Pope Francis said back in February. Trump fired back at the pope at the time, calling His Holiness “disgraceful.”