Skip to comments.Those Who Think Meeting Sanders Was Political Meddling Should 'Find a Psychiatrist', Pope Says
Posted on 04/18/2016 8:23:26 AM PDT by marshmallow
Pope Francis had sharp words Saturday for people who are saying his brief exchange with Bernie Sanders at the Vatican is meddling in the U.S. presidential race, recommending they find a psychiatrist.
The pope made the remarks hours after Sander, the Vermont senator seeking the Democratic nomination, said they met briefly at the Vatican and discussed such issues as income inequality and climate change.
The pope later told reporters aboard a plane bound for Greece that he shook hands with Sanders, wife Jane, and another couple as he was leaving the Vatican.
This is called good manners, and it is not getting involved in politics, Francis said. If someone thinks that greeting someone means getting involved in politics, I recommend that he find a psychiatrist.''
Sanders told Fox News on Saturday that the opportunity to talk briefly with the pope was a real honor and that he considers him one of the extraordinary figures in world history, not just modern times.
The Sanders campaign had said it did not expect its candidate would get the opportunity to meet with the pope because he wants to stay out of the U.S. presidential race.
Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist, whose populist message continues to resonate with voters, praised the pope for enlightening the world about the massive levels of income and wealth inequality, about a culture which rewards greed and ignores people who are hurting (and) about climate change.
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Good advice. For someone who should be taking it himself.
The two had much to discuss I’m sure, seeing as bot are socialists and love the muslins.
That sounds judgmental.
Never said this about a Pope before...What an As$hole!
I’m curious...what would happen if Trump asked for a meeting with the Pope? Would the Pope’s ‘good manners’ cause him to agree...or would they be too politically misaligned for a meeting?
A Jewish commie meets a Catholic commie...I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere....
So, I’m guessing if Trump or Cruz or Hillary, or even Kasich made it over to the Pope, they’d all be treated exactly the same.......right?
What was it a 5 minute meeting?
Hardly enough time to discuss anything other than massage each others commie leanings
I have to admit, it does seem that the mercy Pope Francis wishes to share with the world is tactlessly withheld by him from those whom are ‘questioning’.
This pope, compared to other popes, says some bizarre things. And this is one of them.
We need a psychiatrist if we read any political meaning into a meeting of the pope and a major presidential candidate?? That means we are not all there in the head??? Really Pope Francis???
I have had great respect for previous popes such as John Paul II, but this guy is a piece of work, in my opinion.
“Find a Psychiatrist”
Sounds like an overreaction. He seems to be protesting too much...
I wonder if the other Pope feels the same way.
Huh... Golly Mr. Pope - who denied seeing Kim Davis then after the political uproar?
Why I do believe it was you.
“An unidentified Vatican official told Reuters the Holy See had a “sense of regret” that Pope Francis had any face time at all with the antigay clerk”
So I’m left to conclude that your over-the-top response and visciously attacking the comments is actually a defense of what really was... A political meeting.
And btw - that’s an insult to Don Rickles!
What a jackass.
That was my first choice. :’) “Yes, I’ve only met with *one* candidate for the US presidency, but that’s not political meddling, and if you think it was, you should find a psychiatrist. After President Sanders takes office, have no doubt, the state psychiatrists will find YOU.”
Pope Benedict didn't die, he wasn't even ill. He was forced out by the social justice warrior caste of priests.
Freaky Frank is quite the hater.
Pappy Francis sounds like he feels guilty.
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