During an evening address at the Vatican, Pope Francis made remarks on the coronavirus and the state of the world that included harsh words for US president Donald Trump and his supporters.
“Truly I tell you, there is a reason why the virus continues to harm the United States to such a great extent,” Francis stated while wearing a Black Lives Matter mask. “It is a direct rebuke from God and science of the Trump administration and all of its lies. Having spoken at length with the Lord, I am confident that anyone who still supports Mr. Trump must be plain evil at worst, or really fucking stupid at best. You can be a man of God or you can follow a Godless man, but I say unto you, you cannot do both.”
Francis concluded his short address by pleading with Americans to wear face masks.
“Much like the Devil, this virus is invisible, insidious, and infectious. But, just like prayer, a mask can help to shield us from this evil. And if I’m being honest, I’m not entirely confident that prayer does anything, but science clearly shows that wearing a mask does,” Francis stated. “So the bottom line is this, by not wearing a mask you are giving Satan easy access to stick his coronavirus-infected phallus – and all of his lies – right down your throat. And when you do that, there’s no room for Jesus inside of you.”