Tag : Rev. Federico Lombardi
title : Donald Trump, Pope Francis Spat Over Christianity Simmers Down but Pastor Robert Jeffress Joins In
summary : A surprise, public spat that surfaced within the last 24 hours between Pope Francis and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to be quickly de-escalating. When, on a papal plane ride back from Mexico to Italy with reporters, Pope Francis said Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border, Trump called the pontiff's comments about him "disgraceful." But by Thursday evening, the GOP front-runner was uncharacteristically backing off of the hot topic, saying he would meet with the Pope "anytime he wants."
date : Feb 19, 2016 07:46 PM EST