US bishop describes Trump as 'anti-life'

Bishop John Stowe

Bishop John Stowe

In unusually direct terms for an American church leader, Franciscan Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, President of Pax Christi USA, publicly criticised President Donald Trump during a webinar on 31 July, Lucy Grindon writes in the National Catholic Reporter.

"For this president to call himself pro-life, and for anybody to back him because of claims of being pro-life, is almost wilful ignorance. He is so much anti-life because he is only concerned about himself, and he gives us every, every, every indication of that," Stowe said.

Though the US Conference of Catholic Bishops often criticises Trump administration policies, especially those concerning immigration and environmental protection, Stowe's comment was one of the sharper criticisms a Catholic bishop has made of Trump himself.

The webinar, on the topic of the church's future after 2020, was hosted by the International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, or ICMICA-Pax Romana, a global lay community of Catholic intellectuals…

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