I mean no disrespect to Pope Francis as the head of the Catholic Church or as a man of faith . . . but he shot himself in both pontifical feet today.
While speaking to reporters on the papal plane, [the Pope] was asked what he thought of Trump's campaign pledge to build a wall along the entire length of the border and expel millions of people in the U.S. illegally.
"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian," he said. While Francis said he would "give the benefit of the doubt" because he had not heard Trump's border plans independently, he added, "I say only that this man is not a Christian if he has said things like that."
There's more at the link.
How did the Pope shoot himself in both pontifical feet? Because of this:
That's part of the walls marking the boundary of Vatican City, the temporal home of the Catholic Church, where the Pope lives. As Wikipedia notes:
The territory of Vatican City is part of the Mons Vaticanus, and of the adjacent former Vatican Fields. It is in this territory that St. Peter's Basilica, the Apostolic Palace, the Sistine Chapel, and museums were built, along with various other buildings. The area was part of the Roman rione of Borgo until 1929. Being separated from the city, on the west bank of the Tiber river, the area was an outcrop of the city that was protected by being included within the walls of Leo IV (847–55), and later expanded by the current fortification walls, built under Paul III (1534–49), Pius IV (1559–65) and Urban VIII (1623–44).
When the Lateran Treaty of 1929 that gave the state its form was being prepared, the boundaries of the proposed territory were influenced by the fact that much of it was all but enclosed by this loop. For some tracts of the frontier, there was no wall, but the line of certain buildings supplied part of the boundary, and for a small part of the frontier a modern wall was constructed.
There's more at the link. Bold, underlined text is my emphasis.
The Vatican is a walled city and an independent state . . . and it has some of the most restrictive immigration policies of any nation on the planet. Therefore, Pope Francis' criticism of Mr. Trump's policies and intentions on immigration, including his proposal to erect a border wall, not only mark him as a hypocrite on this subject; they also win him our Doofus Of The Day award.