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By POPE FRANCIS [via Pantheos/CNS News] — Thank God he said I was a politician because Aristotle defined the human person as ‘animal politicus.’ At least I am a human person. As to whether I am a pawn, well, maybe, I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people. And then, a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.

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By TINA NGUYEN [Vanity Fair] — Trump ripped the Pope for having no right “to question another man’s religion or faith,” and accused the Mexican government of “using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so.” Dan Scavino, a social media director and adviser to the Trump campaign, followed up by tweeting: “Amazing comments from the Pope—considering Vatican City is 100% surrounded by massive walls.”

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