On Eve of Election, Pope Francis Stumps For Hillary

On Eve of Election, Pope Francis Stumps For Hillary

[Follow-up to his February 2016 comment: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis said when a reporter asked him about Mr. Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico?]

Written by Michael Matt | Editor


Pope Francis delivers his speech an audience with representatives of the popular movements at the Vatican Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

Though he mentioned neither candidate by name, it was obvious that Pope Francis was less than concerned that his talking points were bound to put him in Hillary Clinton’s corner, just hours before the U.S. election.

[Jesuit-edited] America magazine reports:

In a speech delivered at the Vatican just three days before the U.S. presidential election, Pope Francis urged social justice activists from around the world not to give into the politics of fear by building walls but instead work to build bridges. “Because fear—as well as being a good deal for the merchants of arms and death—weakens and destabilizes us, destroys our psychological and spiritual defenses, numbs us to the suffering of others,” he

“In the end,” he continued, “it makes us cruel.”

The pope did not mention the Nov. 8 U.S. election, but many of the themes he touched on have played out in debates between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton in recent months…

The pope said on Saturday that Christians should not give into the temptation to build walls, even in the face of “hateful and cowardly attacks,” a reference to global terrorism. “Dear Brothers and Sisters,” he said, “all walls fall.”

REMNANT COMMENT: Gee, I wonder who he’s talking about. “All walls fall”? Maybe he’s hinting that Hillary’s prison walls won’t keep her behind bars forever. Yeah, that’s gotta be it.

But seriously, Remnant columnist Elizabeth Yore seems to have a point when she writes that Clinton/Soros have managed to coopt the Vatican and make a surrogate out of Pope Francis. God help us.

In the meantime, Trump’s message to Catholics isn’t too bad. Check it out:

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4 comments on “On Eve of Election, Pope Francis Stumps For Hillary

  1. The pope is a complete buffoon ! He needs to be thrown out and the Jesuits disbanded !

  2. To any reader who would vote Hillary because of the pope’s words on fear: The Dems are the fear mongerers:

    Hillary Loses the Left
    by Julia Hahn, 6 Nov 2016

    [Marc Lamont] Hill explained that Hillary Clinton is a “neoliberal” who is “committed to using war as the primary instrument of foreign policy” and is unwilling “eliminate gross forms of militarization around the world.”

    “We can afford to lose an election; we can’t afford to lose our values,” Hill explained during an August interview with Power 105.1’s the Breakfast Club. “I would rather have Trump be president for four years and build a real left-wing movement that can get us what we deserve as a people, than to let Hillary be president and we stay locked in the same space where we don’t get what we want.”

    I’m not scared of Trump. I’m scared of us as a country moving in the wrong direction… I have very l little trust in what Democratic party is doing. And I worry we’re investing so much faith in them out of fear… They’re essentially saying, “If you don’t vote for us, then you’re going to have Donald Trump and your life will be ruined.” If you frame that as the choice, you never get to demand what you actually deserve and what you actually want.

    Hill explained that the Democratic Party, now relying on a campaign of fear to pressure progressives to vote Clinton, is the same Democratic party that launched “a campaign of dirty tricks, lies, misrepresentations and outright just egregious acts of unethical behavior” in order to “pus[h] Bernie [Sanders] out and marginaliz[e]” Sanders’s progressive message.

  3. Exactly! His Holiness thinks that Clinton will keep us out of war?? When she is spoiling for a confrontation with Putin/Russia over Syria! Now who’s working for arm merchants? Trump who only wants to concentrate on reviving America economically or Clinton who (following her husbands footsteps) will use foreign military interventions to help her political friends/donors and distract the American people from her personal corruption.

    • [Another “honest” and “peace-loving/-seeking” arms merchant with whom Pope Francis is willing to bet the farm (i.e. sell out the Catholic Church in China)]

      Chinese fighter jet very similar to US plane, suspicions fall on stolen US military plans

      About half of China’s weapons systems went on display yesterday at an Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, including the J-20 stealth fighter jet, which closely resembles Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. This fact casts some light on Su Bin, a Chinese national convicted of spying against the United States.


      Zhuai (AsiaNews / 11/2/16) – The 20th edition of China’s largest air show began yesterday in Zhuai (Guangdong) with about half of its weapons systems on display for the first time for the benefit of buyers, sellers and others.

      One of the highlights of the show is China’s next generation J-20 fighter jet, the first public showing of the warplane.

      According to the Shanghaiist blog, the J-20 jet fighter is thought to be based on blueprints for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

      Last July, 51-year-old Chinese national Su Bin was convicted in the US for hacking US defence contractors to steal trade secrets on Beijing’s behalf.

      Bin admitted to conspiring with People’s Liberation Army officers to acquire plans for the F-35, the most expensive in US history.

      Beijing has denied the hacking allegations. Still, it hopes that the new jet will narrow the military gap with Washington.

      A two-minute demonstration by two ­J-20 stealth fighter jets took place, but spectators were not able to see them from the ground.

      “Two minutes is too short, but I understand the J-20 should remain a mystery because it’s not ready for mass production for service in our air force,” a delegate from the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said.

      Another official in the People’s Liberation Air Force staff department, who would not give their name, said: “It is because the J-20 contains many of China’s top technologies in stealth aircraft plus other military secrets. The secrets include the J-20’s body shape, the proportion of its wing and body and other secrets as aircraft experts can easily calculate its stealth parameters from its exterior.”

      Some of China’s most advanced radar technology – the SLC-7 mobile surveillance radar system – will also be on display at the show when it fully opens to the public on Friday.SLC-7 radar equipment on display. Its developers claim it can detect targets within 300 km to 400 km.

      “The SLC-7 is the export model. We are going to target potential clients such as Pakistan, Egypt, Iran and some Middle East countries that see the US Air Force as their enemy. Of course, the same model used by the PLA Air Force is much more advanced than the SLC-7,” the official said.

      Experts with the China Electronic Technology Group Corporation radar system refused to confirm whether the advanced SLC-7 system had been deployed on Yongxing Island in a disputed area of the South China Sea.

      According to the Stockholm International Research Institute for Peace report (SIPRI), Chinese arms sales have grown considerably in the past five years, reaching second place in the world. With a 25 per cent drop in imports and an 88 per cent increase in exports, China can regain its autonomy and achieve competitiveness.

      Although the Chinese military spending is up sharply, US$ 215 billion in 2015, it stills lags behind the United States, which are respectively 13 and 36 per cent of the total.

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