Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reportedly tried to play down a disagreement between himself and Pope Francis on the subject of building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and is now saying that Francis is "doing a great job" as Vatican leader.
"I have a lot of respect for the Pope. He has a lot of personality and I think he's doing a very good job, he has a lot of energy," Trump said at a Thursday town hall meeting in Greenville, South Carolina, according to The Independent.
After Francis said on Wednesday that a person who "thinks only about buildings walls" is "not a Christian," Trump, who has promised to build a large wall on the Mexico-U.S. border to stop illegal immigration, fired back by calling the pope's comments "disgraceful." more >>
A website created to encourage Americans to move to a Canadian island if Donald Trump is elected president, is offering abortion access to entice immigrants.
Known as "Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins," the site says that Americans who do not want Trump to become president should go ahead and make plans to move to Cape Breton, which is part of Nova Scotia.
"Start now, that way, on election day, you just hop on a bus to start your new life in Cape Breton, where women can get abortions, Muslim people can roam freely, and the only 'walls' are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses," reads the website. more >>
Pope Francis inserted himself into the Republican presidential race Wednesday when he suggested that billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump "is not Christian."
"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian," Francis said when a reporter asked him about Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico according to the New York Times.
Francis' remarks on Trump came shortly after he ended his Mexico trip by presiding over a huge Mass in the border city of Ciudad Juárez. He lay flowers first at a new memorial at the edge of the Rio Grande commemorating those who have died trying to cross the border then called for compassion for immigrants fleeing chaos, poverty and war. more >>
A 21-year-old Syrian people smuggler has claimed he is doing "God's work" by illegally transporting immigrants from the Middle East to Europe.
The anonymous smuggler recently told The Telegraph that he is giving immigrants "a lifeline" by offering to move them across treacherous ocean waters from Turkey to Greece.
"I have understood this humanitarian crisis and want to help in a merciful way," the 21-year-old told the media outlet in a recent interview. "We give these people a lifeline." more >>
A hospital in Australia is refusing to return a baby that suffered from third degree burns to its Christian parents due to the living conditions of the family's asylum camp.
The Lady Cilento Children's hospital in Queensland is receiving a massive amount of support and criticism for its decision to not turn over the infant, named "Baby Asha," to its family due to the questionable living circumstances on the island of Nauru, where the family is being kept in an Australian detention center.
Baby Asha was transported to the hospital after receiving severe burns from boiling water during her stay at the camp. more >>
In the Republican presidential race, what differentiates the evangelicals supporting Ted Cruz from the evangelicals supporting Marco Rubio? It's complicated. Here are five theories.
None of these theories are sufficient by themselves to explain the differences, but together, they provide a more complete picture of this evangelical split.
Note: This analysis makes broad claims without citing sources. These claims are based upon my experiences of being an evangelical most of my life, completing an M.A. and Ph.D. on topics related to evangelicals and politics, and conducting many interviews and attending many conferences with evangelical leaders while working at The Christian Post. more >>