Pope Francis: “Wait Before judging Trump. Don’t Be Prejudiced”

Pope Francis gave an in-depth interview to the Spanish News service, 'El Pais'. On part of that interview focused on the new US president..

 "But being afraid or rejoicing beforehand because of something that might happen is, in my view, quite unwise."

Q. Your Holiness, about the world's problems that you have just mentioned, Donald Trump has just become the president of the US, and the whole world is tense because of it. What do you think about that? A. I think that we must wait and see. I don't like to get ahead of myself nor judge people prematurely. We will see how he acts, what he does, and then I will have an opinion. But being afraid or rejoicing beforehand because of something that might happen is, in my view, quite unwise. It would be like prophets predicting calamities or windfalls that will not be either. We will see. We will see what he does and will judge. Always on the specific. Christianity, either is specific or it is not Christianity. It is interesting that the first heresy in the Church took place just after the death of Jesus Christ. The gnostic heresy, condemned by the apostle John. Which was what I call a spray religiousness, a non-specific religiousness. Yes, me, spirituality, the law... but nothing concrete. No, no way. We need specifics. And from the specific we can draw consequences. We lose sense of the concrete. The other day, a thinker was telling me that this world is so upside down that it needs a fixed point. And those fixed points stem from the concrete. What did you do, what did you decide, how do you move. That is what I prefer to wait and see. Q. Aren't you worried about the things we have heard up until now? A. I'm waiting. God waited so long for me, with all my sins...
  It marvels us that leftist news outlets completely mischaracterized the pope's sentiments about Trump; calling him some type of .Hitler'.   The only reporter in the room wrote a very different news article.
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