Pope Criticizes Climate Change Deniers and Trump on DACA
Mr. Trump said that said Francis
“It’s like that, when you don’t want to see, you don’t see.” In a typically wide-ranging news conference
that included his questioning of United States President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to issues of life because of his plan to strip undocumented immigrant children of protections from deportation, the pope urged those who denied climate change to consult scientists who had clearly determined it was real and that humanity would “go down” if global warming was not recognized and addressed.
that I was leaning over to greet children
The pope, echoing the excoriation of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – which called the president’s decision “reprehensible” — argued
that the removal of children from families hurt both children and parents.
On the flight, the pope nevertheless appealed again to Mr. Trump, this time on his decision
to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Children Program, known as DACA.
ROME — As he flew near Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma on his way back to the Vatican from Colombia on Sunday, Pope Francis said
that political leaders and others who denied climate change reminded him of a passage from the psalms about man’s stubbornness.
The program allows children brought illegally to the United States to stay without fear of deportation.