Pope Francis’ Double Standard on Nationalism and Populism

Pope Francis has just drawn a line in the sand. In his recent address to European and EU leaders, the pope took a clear swipe at leaders such as Donald Trump, and European patriotic politicians. He warned Europe’s leaders that “[f]orms of populism are … the fruit of an egotism that hems people in and prevents them from overcoming and ‘looking beyond’ their own narrow vision.”