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WWJD? Pope questions Donald Trump's Christianity due to Mexico wall proposal

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Pope Francis prays besides crosses on a platform in Mexico those who died trying to cross the border at El Paso, Texas on February 17, 2016. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis found his way into US politics again with comments aboard his jet on its way home from Mexico.

A reporter asked the Pope what he thought about Donald Trump. Francis responded, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian."

The implication that Trump isn't Christian brought a quick response from the presidential candidate, who essentially said the Pope is a “pawn” of the Mexican government.

We’ll debate the Pope's judgement of Trump, and what it means to be Christian.


Thomas Reese, S.J., Jesuit Catholic Priest, Senior Analyst, National Catholic Reporter and author of "Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church"

Christopher Kaczor, a professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles, and a corresponding member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life

Jeffrey Volkmer, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Biola University

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