About Trump, Pope Francis says we must ‘wait and see’ [CNA]


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Vatican City, Jan 22, 2017 / 08:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a new interview published Saturday, Pope Francis said he will wait to see what U.S. President Donald J. Trump does before making any judgments, emphasizing God’s own patience with him and his faults.

In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais Jan. 20, the same day as the U.S. presidential inauguration, Pope Francis said he doesn’t like to get ahead of himself “or judge people prematurely.”

“We will see how he acts, what he does, and then I will have an opinion. But being afraid or rejoicing beforehand because of something that might happen is, in my view, quite unwise. It would be like prophets predicting calamities or windfalls that will not be either,” he said.

“We will see. We will see what he does and will judge.” The world is so upside down, that it needs a fixed point, grounded firmly in reality: “what did you do, what did you decide, how do you move. That is what I prefer to wait and see.”

Asked if he wasn’t worried about things he had heard about Trump, Francis responded again that he is waiting. “God waited so long for me, with all my sins…” he said.

In the wide-ranging interview, the Pope was questioned about issues ranging from immigration to economics to Vatican diplomacy to the Gospel, among other things.

On the issue of immigration Francis was clear about his position, that “everyone does what they can or what they want. It is a very hard judgment.”
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#2

Wise words from our Pope. God Bless our Pope.


#3

Very prudent


#4

Imagine that…wait and see before criticizing; what a novel idea! How many have already predicted the descent of the U.S. into a facist totalitarian state?


#5

:smiley:


#6

Still think these forums need a like button :smiley:


#7

So far his cabinet picks have been very disturbing.


#8

Betsy DeVos has surpassed saltwater crocodiles in terms of how much she terrifies me.


#9

Fear not. The Republic did manage to survive 8 years of Obama and his cabinet picks.


#10

Me too. :frowning:


#11

Bingo.


#12

I think she is an angel descended from heaven. :slight_smile:


#13

Mr. Trump should follow the Pope’s advice.

I am not worried about the Trump presidency because in 2020 the voters will have wised up and he won’t get a second term.


#14

But in all honesty, shouldn’t you also follow the Pope’s advice? :shrug:


#15

Thanks for the laugh.


#16

I am not sure what is so scary about Betsy Devos. Certainly she is not for the public school status quo. On the other hand, that model has not worked very well. Given how little influence the feds have on education, there is not much damage an education secretary can do anyway.


#17

:rotfl:


#18

She is exactly what education desperately needs. I feel like I am dreaming. I agree on the calcification of education in this country - I have teachers in my family; I hear it all first hand. Depressing is not the word. And this is from supporters of the system too. America’s education system is in shambles, woeful. An incredible disservice to the children of this country. Don’t get me started on higher education. Or at least give me crayons and a safe space first.


#19

But will the environment survive Pruitt?


#20

[SIGN]From your lips to God’s ear![/SIGN]


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