The pope published one of his longest and most important letters on politics this month, and it is being seen as a direct intervention in the United States election.
Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne Jr. called it “the pope’s unexpected election message.” “We are not accustomed to hearing from a pope, a month before Election Day, who criticizes ‘myopic, extremist, resentful and aggressive nationalism,’ and castigates those who, through their actions, cast immigrants as ‘less worthy, less important, less human,’” he wrote.
Former Tablet editor Catherine Pepinster wrote in the Guardian that the encyclical’s “message means the pope has waded right into some of the key issues dominating the U.S. presidential election.”
She noted that “the Democrats may well be cheered” by much of what the pope wrote. “This clarion call from across the Atlantic could well be an election clincher,” she concluded.
Fratelli Tutti doesn’t mention U.S. politics. It’s the pope’s discussion on how all men can be brothers. Nevertheless, the letter makes clear what he thinks about President Donald Trump—and even attacks the foundations of America’s political and economic systems.
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