The pontiff was asked by reporters how he would counsel the American faithful who have to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He said that he would never interfere in an election campaign, saying "the people are sovereign," but if you voted for Hillary, "I wouldn't complain."
"I'll just say this: Study the proposals well, pray, and choose in conscience." He prefaced his words by saying he was talking about a "fictional situation," adding that the U.S. was among the countries that have lost their culture of politics.
Pretending not to be political himself, the pope said, "When in any country there are two, three or four candidates who don't satisfy everyone, it means that perhaps the political life of that country has become too politicized and that it does not have much political culture."
Pope Francis went on to defend his secret political stance saying: "People say 'I'm from this party' or 'I'm from that party,' but effectively, they don't have clear thoughts about the basics, about proposals."
He was referring to mystical politics, mystical thoughts that only a pope or Hillary Clinton could comprehend.
But while pretending to be apolitical, when he was returning to to Vatican after visiting the U.S.-Mexican border and asked about Trump's plan to build a wall to keep Mexicans out of the U.S., the pope said that anyone who builds a wall isn't Christian.
It made atheist Hillary Clinton smile.
Trump's knee-jerk reaction was to fire back immediately. He said (rightfully, I believe) that for any religious leader who question's someone's faith is "disgraceful."
Many Catholics are having a hard time deciding which candidate to vote for: Hillary Clinton who would abort a child as late as her "Sweet Sixteen" if the mother wanted to, or Donald Trump who used to feel the same way about abortion and had a recent revelation as a GOPer.