Pope Francis Probably SMACK DOWN President Trump! Did He?

Pope Francis probably don’t like President Trump and all time he is throwing some subtle shade on him. Latest Trump’s decision – he will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital obviously make Pope Francis become very angry and he writes a tweet today that encouraged political leaders to think about the common good.

The Pontiff sent the innocent-seeming tweet on Sunday, several days after he openly criticized the president over his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Political activity must truly be conducted at the service of the human person, with respect for creation and for the common good,” the Pope wrote, several days after saying he was “profoundly concerned” about the president’s move on Jerusalem.

‘I pray to the Lord that its identity is preserved and strengthened for the benefit of the Holy Land, the Middle East, and the whole world, and that wisdom and prudence prevail to prevent new elements of tension from being added to a global context already convulsed by so many cruel conflicts,’ the Pope said earlier in the week.

Trump and Pope Francis do not see eye-to-eye on a number of issues, including Jerusalem, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the protection of Dreamers, amongst other things–although the Pope often chooses his words carefully so as to find common ground with the Republican.

Ahead of the meeting between the pair, the Pope told reporters: “I will say what I think and he will say what he thinks. There are always doors that are not closed. We need to find the doors that are at least partly open, go in, and talk about things we have in common and go forward, step by step.”

It’s not the first time the Pope has been accused of performing a virtual eye-roll at the president, with #popeshade appearing on Twitter following the Pontiff’s meeting with Donald and Melania Trump back in May, and again following the Pope’s meeting with Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.

 

The head of the Catholic Church has previously made Twitter requests of political leaders, writing back in 2014: “I ask everyone with political responsibility to remember two things: human dignity and the common good.”

 

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H/T: News Week

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