But Francis is the best Pope the Church has had in a long, long time.
Asked about statements made by Donald Trump during his disastrous run for the United States presidency, Francis has this to say:
“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 says things like that. We must see if he said things in that way and in this I give the benefit of the doubt.”
Did Francis' meaning get lost in translation as some conservative pundits have suggested?
I hope not.