Pope Francis thinks the United States and other world powers have a “distorted vision” of the world in a recent interview with an Italian newspaper.
The pontiff made the remarks last week during an interview with La Repubblica reporter Eugenio Scalfari as leaders of the world’s biggest economies met in Hamburg, Germany for the G20 summit.
The pope cited concerns over rising economic inequality between countries and peoples.
He expressed his concern for the increasing number of people in the world that is being left behind by economic progress, particularly the poor, the weak, and migrants.
Pope Francis told Scalfari that there are “dangerous alliances” being formed by powerful countries that may negatively impact marginalized people. Among those countries he mentioned are the U.S., Russia, China, Syria and North Korea.
He also called out some European countries for their “fear an invasion of migrants,” and warned the leaders of these countries not to think that their borders can truly be closed.
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The last time a pope got involved in politics was when Pope Benedict XVI condemned Obama’s abortion stance in 2009.
Pope Francis comments that align the United States with some of the most oppressive nations in the world may have alienated many Catholics in America. Considering the number of Catholics in the world is declining, you would think that Pope Francis would have other priorities than to involve himself in issues that could further alienate more people from the Catholic Church.