Vatican newspaper calls Trump's 'shithole' comment offensive




  • In US
  • 2018-01-12 18:00:35Z
  • By Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican newspaper on Friday branded U.S. President Donald Trump's reported comments about African countries and Haiti as "particularly harsh and offensive".

The newspaper did not print the word "shithole," which Trump reportedly used repeatedly on Thursday at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday, according to U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the gathering.

The newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, wrote about the comment in a front-page article about the immigration debate in the United States. It noted that Trump's comments had immediately sparked "controversy and indignation".

Trump denies using the term.

Immigration is one of the issues that Pope Francis, who has strongly defended the rights of developing countries, and Trump have clashed over.

In 2016, in response to a question about then-candidate Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian".

Trump, who grew up in a Presbyterian family, shot back saying it was "disgraceful" for the pope to question his faith.

(Reporting By Philip Pullella, Editing by William Maclean)

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  • CORTEZ THE KILLER!
    (2018-01-13 13:56:51Z)

    Hey Vatican shut your filthy mouth!! I find all your CHILD MOLESTING cases DISTURBINGLY OFFENSIVE!!! Folks who wear dresses and live in glass houses should watch their hypercritical blow holes!! WE all know where ALL your golden wealth came from!! WE ALL know the savagery that was committed on the South American, and North American soil in the name of the cross!! Let's go back in history a bit... remember your buddy Eugenio Pacelli??? LOL

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