The two countries are among world powers that have a “distorted vision of the world,” he said.
Nina Golgowski Trends reporter, HuffPost
The pope, in an interview with an Italian newspaper on Thursday, lumped the two countries’ relationship in with those of China and North Korea and Russia and Syria as some of the top world leaders met at the G-20 summit in Germany.
The warning came one day before President Donald Trump held his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Though the meeting was scheduled to last only 30 minutes, it went on for hours with both men singing praises of one another.
The pope has previously expressed concerns over Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. He has also criticized Trump over his stance on immigration, at one point saying Trump “is not Christian” because of his determination to build border walls.
In his interview, he went on to ask that the leaders of Europe, which he described as the “richest continent in the whole world,” not try to succumb to an illusion that they can seal their borders.
The G-20, a meeting of 19 countries’ leaders plus the European Union, traditionally aims at addressing global financial and economic issues. The countries involved make up nearly two-thirds of the world’s population and three-quarters of global trade. Other issues this year included climate policy and women’s economic empowerment…..
Taken from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/07/09/pope-francis-warns-of-dangerous-alliance-between-u-s-and-russ/