Skip to comments.Washington Archbishop Condemns Trumpís Visit To Catholic Shrine
Posted on 06/03/2020 5:46:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Washingtons Roman Catholic archbishop has roundly criticized President Donald Trumps visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine on Tuesday.
One day after Trump used federal police to forcefully disperse a peaceful protest in front of a D.C. Episcopal church for a photo op with the Bible, Archbishop Wilton Gregory insisted that the former pope the shrine is named after would never have condoned the presidents tactics.
I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people even those with whom we might disagree, Gregory, the first Black archbishop of Washington, said in a statement.
Saint Pope John Paul II, known for opposing communism in his native Poland during his papacy, was an ardent defender of the rights and dignity of human beings, the archbishop said.
He certainly would not condone the use of tear gas and other deterrents to silence, scatter or intimidate them for a photo opportunity in front of a place of worship and peace, Gregory added.
Trump briefly visited the Saint John Paul II National Shrine with first lady Melania Trump, who identifies as Roman Catholic. The pair posed for media photos before turning to gaze at a statue of the former pope for a few minutes. They also laid a wreath of flowers at the shrine. Trump did not make any public comments at the shrine, The Washington Post reported.
The president then returned to the White House and signed an executive order intended to promote international religious freedom.
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The county assessor will be there in the morning. You just lost your tax exemption, scooter.
So, this guy is saying that the President had no right to do what he did?
Tear gas story is now mainstream.
Oh, stop fussing, Archbishop.
Unlike Pope Che, John Paul II was an anti-Communist.
What an ass! I don’t care who you are!
First, stop spreading LIES about tear gas (not that it really matters - big deal anyway).
Second, of COURSE where the president goes, they’re going to try to “clear” for his security.
Third, why is this “reprehensible”? Any more than any other “visits” to churches by Obama and Klintoon (who tried to convince us he was “one of them” who goes to church)?
Last, I SERIOUSLY doubt the great Pope John Paul would have a problem with this. Yes he was worried about all people, but he knew who had REAL problems and who were just smoke & mirrors and whining.
It shows how far Catholicism has fallen. They bestow sainthood on a guy who anathematized himself by kissing a Koran and moved molesting priests around from parish to parish instead of actually dealing with the problem.
Check out his picture. NO SHOCK at all that he is saying what he is saying.
His LIE about the Tear Gas is damnable.
Episcopal bishop? That’s something just short of a wiccan master, or whatever they call them.
This is what’s referred to as buying protection by paying off the mob, always with virtue-signaling (which is free) and, in the case of woke companies, with cash as well.
The lie keeps metastasizing............
When you hear squealing it’s because someone’s spear flew true and didn’t miss the pig.
A freaking idiot who has no clue just what John Paul II fought against in his home country.
God, I hate leftist idiots like this “Archbishop”.
Would he deny communion to an abortion supporter?
Who gives a crap!!!!
Jesus said that false pastors were neither hot nor cold and that he spew them out of his mouth. Also Jesus had a tempor. He overturned the tables of the moneychangers in the Temple and said that child molesters would be better to have a millstone wrapped around their necks than suffer the consequences in hell. These commie priests and pastors are wolves in sheep’s clothing.
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