[ACMPress] – VATICAN CITY – A Trump supporter, while touring Rome earlier this week, said Pope Francis told him his politics “doesn’t matter” to him and that “God made you like this.”
Mylan S. Yerrlan, from Akron OH, provided details of their conversation to ACMPress.
“Mylan, that you support Trump doesn’t matter,” Yerrlan said Francis told him. “God made you like this and loves you like this and it doesn’t matter to me. The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”
Yerrlan said his political beliefs came up after Pope Francis commented on his MAGA t-shirt, adding that the Pontiff’s words gave him great comfort.
“First thing he said was, hey, the Latin word for magic is ‘Magus’, not MAGA, and we both laughed,” Yerrlan said. “I told him what it stood for, he took me by the hand and said, I can imagine how persecuted you must be. I answered, yeah, you have no idea.”
The Vatican, which as a policy doesn’t comment on the pope’s private comments, declined to confirm or deny the remarks.
“Any remarks by the Holy Father to Yerrlan does not amount to a public pronouncement, as the Church has no official teaching on the morality of supporting Donald Trump,” one official told ACMPress. “However, a person can find infallible opinions to support their positions simply by reading any Catholic website or blog, if they so choose.”
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