Pope Francis blasted Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” rhetoric. You see, The Pontiff is no slouch when it comes to dealing with the dark side.
The Holy See said that the world is going “more forcefully into war” as 45 headed to Asia. The Pope also said that Trump would be responsible for profound suffering and loss of innocent lives, if he did not calm down.
Pope Francis spoke at a two-day conference which focused on nuclear disarmament as Trump visited Asia. A total of 11 Nobel Peace Prize winners, NATO officials, and those from the United Nations participated with the Pope.
The Holy See condemned Trump, according to The Crux:
‘The catastrophic humanitarian and environmental effects of any employment of nuclear devices. If we also take into account the risk of an accidental detonation as a result of error of any kind, the threat of their use, as well as their very possession, is to be firmly condemned.’
Pope Francis said, according to The Guardian:
‘This question of missiles in [North] Korea has been brewing for more than a year but now it seems the situation has become too hot.’
Trump warned North Korea not to underestimate America at the end of his South Korea trip. The North Korean foreign ministry spokesman released a statement which said, according to The Independent:
‘Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.’
The Holy Father continued, the Guardian reported:
‘We are talking about the future of humanity. Today, a widespread war would destroy – I would not say half of humanity – but a good part of humanity, and of culture, everything, everything.’
George Lopez has served on the panel that advises the UN Security Council on North Korea sanctions said, according to the Express:
‘What’s so significant about this conference is that it draws attention to and underscores the treaty and the Nobel prize, and says, “This is serious stuff.”‘
Lopez continued, the Express reported:
‘(The Pope is) keeping the issue alive and adding a new dimension.’
The Pope offered this dire warning about a war with North Korea:
‘It would be terrible. I don’t think that humanity today would be able to withstand it.’
Pope Francis came down hard on North Korea, according to the Express:
‘North Korea is a country ruled by a cult. The weapons that you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face.’
Regardless, a North Korean spokesman also said that nothing would stop Pyongyang from continuing with its nuclear weapons program.
Pope Francis spoke about trust, The Express reported:
‘This trust can be built only through dialogue that is truly directed to the common good and not to the protection of veiled or particular interests.’
The Express said that the Pope continued:
‘Such dialogue, as far as possible, should include all. Avoiding conflicts and building bridges – this should be the principle aim of an efficacious, collective and consultative response.’
Shortly after the president’s inauguration the Pope said, according to Newsday:
‘A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.’
Newsday continued, saying that Trump replied:
‘If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’ ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president.’
That is when the Twitter world jumped onto the Pope’s Pope mobile: