If the Pope is so keen on tearing down walls, he could start with the wall of silence thats protected pervert priests for decades

By Katie Hopkins for MailOnlins

Your mother probably told you—mine told me—that you should never talk about religion or politics in polite company.

Fortunately most of the company I keep is not very polite.

But I happen to like it when people speak their mind. I believe this world would be a far safer place if we all said exactly what we thought and were not cowed by consequences, silenced by the strong arm of the law or the madness of the mob on twitter.

There are a few exceptions.

If you are given a platform by your job, have the decency to stick to your specialist subject.

If you are the Pope - I think you should stick to just talking about Pope-y things, unlike this Pope, who weighed in the Presidential campaign on Thursday

If your specialist subject is Gun Control, I dont want to know your opinion on a womens right to abortion. My body is not your business.

If you are Chief Executive of a big gas company, I want you to explain why gas prices have fallen but my bills have gone up.

And frankly, if you are the Pope, Id prefer you stick to Popey things – like….kissing babies and the feet of prisoners who havent had a wash for a week.

Or maybe performing a couple of miracles in order to snag a Sainthood. Now the miracle bar has been lowered from three to two I think this is perfectly achievable.

Try getting my mother-in-law to be civil for two days over Christmas. Thats one in the bag right there. (Shes dead so its actually trickier than you might think)

I have no time for any religion. Wherever there is conflict and death, there is religion justifying its lunacy. As ISIS chops the head off a fifteen year old for playing a bit of Beyoncé in his dads store, I find evidence for Muslim madness everywhere I look.

My husband cried watching Spotlight, the film documenting how the Boston Globe unearthed the massive pedophile priest problem being hidden by the church

The Catholic Church has built walls around these snivelling excuses for men - like Cardinal Pell, pictured, and his bottom-dwelling kind in fancy outfits. Police have investigated allegations Pell abused minors

Watching tears stream down my husbands face at the end of the movie Spotlight, as the staggering number of pedophile priests in Boston rolled across the screen, I see how strongly some people feel about the God in whom they believe.

The Catholic Church has built walls around these snivelling excuses for men. Cardinal Pell and his bottom-dwelling kind, with their fancy outfits hiding the fact they are not true men of the cloth have built their own walls. Walls of silence.

But this does not mean I am disrespectful of believers.

Who can blame them if it brings hope or purpose? Maybe Saint Peter does exist and wont let me in, like Paul McCartney at Tygas Grammy party.

Come to think of it, I have been out with five Marks in my life and not one Peter. My father even started addressing them as such. Evening Mark Three.

But if you are a believer, then you may be seething His Royal Popey-ness has entered the presidential debate, saying Donald Trump is not a Christian because he wants to build a big wall to keep Mexican immigrants out of the US.

A person who thinks only about building walls... and not of building bridges, is not Christian.

OK, Pope. I wouldnt normally, but you cast the first stone, so Im chucking in a few hand grenades of my own.

The pope lives behind high Vatican walls and wants to tell the American people that instead of a wall the country should build bridges for more people to come. Its lunacy

A man who lives behind Vatican Walls so high and wide, wants to lecture the American people on who is godly and who isnt? With your pedo priests and wall of silence about them? Really?

You are nothing sir, but a bleeding heart liberal, imagining the world is a beautiful place, with migrants fuelled by God and love – not drugs and guns.

There are 11 million illegal immigrants inside the USA as we speak. And you want to build a bridge so more can come? You sir, are delusional.

Are you handing out free passes to Disneyland whilst you are about it, lovely? Because thats how big a fantasy this land of yours is.

Where is the money coming from to pay for all of this generosity? Where is the giant cash cow in the sky? Or is the milk of human kindness going to buy them food or healthcare?

Your business, the business of the Catholic Church, is doing very nicely thank you. We know of $20 million in gold in the Federal Reserve and $7.3 billion in the bank but there is still significant opacity in the net worth of the Vatican to hide a thousand sins. Which tells you all you need to know.

America, in contrast has a national debt equivalent to $232,627 for every person living in the USA*. And the ones you dont know about are getting more numerous by the day.

If I was Donald Trump I would stand up and say thank you, Pope. Thank you for showing your true colors and outing the Catholic Church and its leader as liberals


If I was Donald Trump I would stand up and say THANK YOU. Thank you, Pope.

Thank you for showing your true colors.

Just like the investigative reporters at the Boston Globe, he has outed the Catholic Church and its leader…as liberals.

By the way, is it coincidence that the Pope seems happiest in places like Cuba where, curiously, there have been no abusive priest scandals - for the very good reason that the Castros dont exactly encourage investigative journalism?

Thank the tooth fairy that the Catholic Church doesnt think women count or theyd probably be out waving flags for Hillary.

For a house of God to be so political, it is as curious and as uncomfortable as for one of the British Royal family to be a strident Europhile. And that happened this week too.

I get that the Pope believes in God. But for him to believe 11 million illegal migrants can simply remain in the USA or for a million more to follow is taking it too far.

Donald is right to say he would build a wall. He wants to protect his people. His Christianity is a private affair and not for anyone else to judge.

You know, Jesus referred to the church as his fathers house. Now the Pope has nailed his political colors to the mast, perhaps it is time for a true American to take over the big White one.