In response to Trump, Vatican official says church should be prophetic | National Catholic Reporter

In response to the election of Donald Trump, the pope’s representative in the United States believes that the church needs “to assume a prophetic role.” Speaking at a luncheon at Georgetown University discussing nuclear disarmament, Archbishop Christophe Pierre acknowledged that “the pope is more prophetic than the Catholic bishops here today.”

For example, on refugees, he said, “we have not done much, to be honest with you, on the issue of refugees in the United States.  And we could do much more.”

“We [the Vatican] can send some ideas, and these ideas have to be thought about in the bishops’ conference,” he said. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops “is the place to express the vision of the Catholic bishops.”

Source:  National Catholic Reporter

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