Pope Francis promised to find common ground with Donald Trump

Last Updated: May 14, 2017
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Pope Francis fully understands that Donald Trump is not an easy person, and promised to try to find a common ground with an American President.

The 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church has a brief conversation with the journalists while travelling home Saturday from a trip to Portugal. Pope said he has no plans to convince Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and even called him “not Christian” for Trump’s desire to build the wall.

Despite all this, the 80-year-old pontiff is ready to meet with President Trump this month and to find common ground and work for peace. Whatever it was, the pope never made a judgment about a person without hearing him out:

“That is a political calculation that I don’t allow myself to make. Also in the religious sphere: I don’t proselytise.”

Pope about Trump’s wall building

Pope insists on the peacebuilding, not a wall-building, and Francis wasn’t happy with the US President who wants to build walls to keep out migrants is “not Christian.”

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,”

sovereign of Vatican City said.

Trump will call on Francis mid-way through his first foreign trip, after visiting Saudi Arabia and Israel and before attending a NATO summit in Brussels and a G-7 summit in Italy. Francis strongly believes that a peace is the central issue of the world but Pope noted proselytising isn’t his style — in politics or religion.

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  • ohnesorg

    If they want common ground this week, I’ll arrange for their plots.