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Pope Francis questioned Donald Trump’s faith, and it could help him


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Pope Francis called Donald Trump unchristian. (Catholic Church (England and Wales)/Flickr)

And now Donald Trump is going up against ... Pope Francis (yeah, you read that right).

First the Pope essentially told reporters that Trump isn't a real Christian because of his desire to build a wall at the US/Mexico border:

"A person who thinks only about building walls--wherever they may be--and not building bridges, is not Christian."

Trump responded by shaming the Pope for questioning his faith:

"For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith."

Things only escalated from there, because Trump-supporters and Trump-haters got involved.

Trump's supporters are calling Pope Francis a "hypocrite," among other things, partly because the Vatican itself has a wall built around it.

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It's true--there IS a wall around the Vatican, which is Pope HQ. (Lisa Cancade/Flickr)

Many are also criticizing the Pope for involving himself in political matters in the first place.

Then, of course, there's the anti-Trump people who are accusing him of hypocrisy as well.

The bizarre controversy comes just two days before the South Carolina primary. Do you think the Pope's comments will change any voters' minds?

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Pope Francis questioned Donald Trump’s faith, and it could help him

Christina Buff

Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.

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