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Sep122017

POLITICS (National): Pope Francis, U.S. President Donald Trump, climate change, immigration: "Pope Criticizes Climate Change Deniers and Trump on DACA" ....  

***Pope Francisc, U.S. President Donald Trump, climate change, immigration....

* New York Times (Jason Horowitz):  "Pope Criticizes Climate Change Deniers and Trump on DACA" - From the NYT:

ROME — As he flew near Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma on his way back to the Vatican from Colombia on Sunday, Pope Francis said that political leaders and others who denied climate change reminded him of a passage from the psalms about man’s stubbornness. “Man is stupid, the Bible said,” he said. “It’s like that, when you don’t want to see, you don’t see.”

In a typically wide-ranging news conference that included his questioning of United States President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to issues of life because of his plan to strip undocumented immigrant children of protections from deportation, the pope urged those who denied climate change to consult scientists who had clearly determined it was real and that humanity would “go down” if global warming was not recognized and addressed. “Then,” he said, “decide and history will judge the decisions.”

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The pope spoke on the papal plane after a five-day trip to Colombia during which he sought to ............