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The Pope's Brilliant Quip

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Turns out that the quality of mercy can be strained. Pope Francis, the transparent apostle of that virtue, displayed it to hundred of thousands of Mexican followers within shouting distance of the U.S. border that repels them. Embracing the suffering of immigrants, he denounced such barriers as un-Christian, and that set off the fireworks. In a flash, cyber sharpshooters identified the target as Donald Trump and turned the pope's rejection of exclusion into a personal attack.

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