Pope Francis questions whether Donald Trump is 'pro-life' after DACA decision

Posted September 14, 2017

"If someone is doubtful that [climate change] is true, they should ask scientists", The pope said Monday morning.

"Those who deny it (climate change) should go to the scientists and ask them". And we have a responsibility - all of us. "Then each person can decide and history will judge the decisions".

His words were direct, but hardly new.

A street vendor offers T-shirts with the image of Pope Francis in front of the church of Saint Peter Claver, patron saint of slaves, ahead of the pontiff's Angelus prayer in Cartagena, Colombia, on August 24, 2017.

Following Jesus and sharing the good news of salvation in him, he said, means leaving one's comfort zone and going out, encountering others and concretely showing them God's love.

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While the pope may think he's putting Trump in a predicament where he has to choose between being "pro-life" and anti-DACA, it appears that many of these Catholics are like Bannon in that they don't look to the pope to shape their views on immigration or even abortion issues.

When he made his first foreign trip as president, Donald Trump made a trip to the Vatican. "They are very clear", he said.

NARAL continued their tweetstorm asking what was "pro-life" about "ripping families apart and threatening the safety of 800K young people who call America home" and "refusing refugees and banning Muslim people from entering the country".

"I have heard the USA president present himself as a pro-life man, and if he is that he will understand the importance of the family, and life, and how the family unit must be defended", Francis said.

In an interview with NPR in 2012, Consuela said at the time: "I had flawless teeth, I was very pretty".

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The pope - who weighed in on Trump's border wall during the campaign - may have been downplaying his knowledge of the USA political scene when he spoke about the process relating to the controversial decision.

But Pope Francis is urging the president to rethink a decision that the religious leader fears could tear families apart.

But the other reason, he said, is nearly always money.

Politicians and diplomats can do all the right things to negotiate peace deals, he said, but if the nation's people aren't on board, peace will not be lasting. But he said governments have to manage refugee flows "with prudence", taking into account how many people it can successfully integrate into its society.

What they were doing, he said, was saying, "This is my treasure. I believe in this".

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Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted, "Brought by parents, these children had no choice in coming here".