the Western media are discussing a serious contention that the protests against police brutality in the United States planted between President Donald trump and the Pope. The TV channel “Russia 24” commented on the situation Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion.
According to the priest, the Pope as a religious leader just expressed concern about police brutality, which caused protests across America. According to Hilarion, in this case there can be some personal conflict between trump and Pope Francis.
“I think we are talking about the position of the religious leader, which was announced in the public space. Someone like more, some like less, someone she may not even like it, but the duty of the religious leader is to respond to such events. And the Pope in this case had performed his duty,” — said the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church.