Hillary Clinton Makes Unexpected Remark About Pope Francis in New Book

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September 18, 2017Sep 18, 2017

During the 2016 election, when speaking at a charity dinner in New York hosted by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, Trump joked to Hillary's face that she "hates Catholics." And this was the impression that many had. In fact, most Christians were under the impression that a Clinton presidency would be a complete disaster — hence Trump's successful capture of the Christian vote during the November election. 

"There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church," wrote a top Clinton aid during the 2016 election. 

Indeed, this comment reflects a sentiment expressed by Clinton herself when she remarked that in order for modern progressive policies to have full effectiveness, the Left must work to break down the "deep-seated cultural and religious" views that seem to undermine them. On this front, Clinton was uncompromising — something that was seen when Clinton went on "The View" to argue that babies can and should be aborted up to the day of birth, so long as the decision is freely made by the mother.

There is now a surprising article published in America Magazine, which reports that Hillary Clinton gave the pope a shout-out in her new book "What Happened." In particular, Clinton writes that a TED Talk given by Pope Francis earlier this year helped her move beyond anger following her humiliating defeat to Donald Trump. 

According to America, Clinton was "amazed" at Francis' call for "tenderness" and coming together. She supposedly thought about the pope's talk while going on long walks near her New York home. In regard to the back-and-forth between President Trump and Pope Francis during the campaign over the subject of immigration, Clinton claims that Pope Francis was on the receiving end of "fake news." 

Moreover, earlier this Summer, the Atlantic reported that former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was looking to become a pastor after losing to President Donald Trump in 2016. Or at least this is what she told her own longtime pastor, Reverent Bill Shillady, at a photo shoot for his new book of daily devotionals written for candidate Clinton during her run for president.

The Atlantic further wrote that scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has been a secret dream of the former presidential candidate. As far back as 1994, Clinton apparently told her pastor that it had been a longtime dream of hers to become an ordained Methodist minister. And according to Clinton’s pastor, the former presidential candidate’s Methodist faith has always been a guiding influence in her life. 

This news comes in the aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s failed run for president, where she was unable to persuade Americans that she was trustworthy. Clinton had a difficult time convincing Christians that she was authentic. From her belief that women should have free and total access to abortions to her derogatory remarks about the Catholic Church, many Christians were thoroughly unimpressed and unconvinced.

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